John Grimek’s training routine wasn’t complicated. He stuck with the basics, and rarely rotated exercises. This form of training blasphemy could easily be laughed out of modern bodybuilding and weight training forums.
But John Grimek knew that the basics worked. He didn’t need muscle confusion, or new routines every 8-12 weeks. As long as his program was working, there was no need to change it.
John Grimek’s primary exercises included presses, dumbbell presses, squats, power cleans, deadlifts, snatches, barbell bent over rowing and curls. He did very little else, and was always focused on adding more weight to the bar, eating enough food, and getting plenty of rest.