Paul Anderson Workout

Yesterday I showed you some video of Paul Anderson and his amazing power. Much of it was natural of course, but Paul developed a training regimen in his early days that had a lot to do with his strength gains.

He concentrated on basic power lifts and the Olympic lifts for most of his training time. Paul started out lifting three days a week, but eventually he was lifting every day, all day long!

I don’t recommend you do this, unless you are genetically gifted. If you’re not, Paul’s routine would kill you.

Stick to his early routine and I know you’ll get results, You must when working with the big lifts. Do the big lifts and you’ll be 95 percent of everyone else, because most of the steroid pumpers and health club enthusiasts are afraid of the heavy lifts like squat and deadlift – because they are painful and make you work.

The benefits are well worth it though.

Practice Paul Anderson’s early career routine and you will see amazing results in your strength, health and body. I have not put Anderson’s sets and reps in the routine, as you know if you’ve been reading this blog long enough, I believe everyone must tailor their sets and reps to what they’re comfortable with and what they can handle without overtraining.

Anderson lifted three days a week. If three days is too much for you, reduce it to two days. Anderson would work squats and deadlifts on the same day, twice per week, Many will not be able to handle this – adjust the routine accordingly.

Paul Anderson Workout

Day One:

Day Two:
Push Press (from rack)
Overhead Press
Bench Press
Handstand Presses (optional)

Notes: Train consistently and use whatever set and rep scheme you feel comfortable with. It could be one or two sets to failure, 5 x 5, singles, doubles, triples – anything you want, so long as you’re consistent and work hard. Add weight to the bar whenever possible and get lots of rest, eat good food and drink plenty of water.

Understand that to be successful in any weight training program – hard work is a must! Half-hearted effort does nothing for you. If you’re new to weight training or grossly out of shape, consult a physician first. End of disclaimer.

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