Trying to select a perfect workout routine can feel like eating at an endless buffet—you spend more time making a choice than actually eating.
There are countless different programs out there, but in general, most beginners will start with a program like Starting Strength and eventually graduate to a Push, Pull, Legs program. That said, PPL routines can work extremely well for beginners too.
If you value maximum results in the least amount of time (a cornerstone of Hack Your Fitness), PPL routines are an excellent way to begin your fitness journey.
But even within the category of PPL programs, there is a lot of confusion. Why PPLs? What is a compound lift? Which accessory work should I do? Should I workout 6 days a week or 3?
I’m going to answer all of the above and more, starting with the basics.· Continue