Eric and I were discussing this a while ago and the stuff he talked about got me thinking about some possible templates. This isn't exactly following his logic because for his barebones approach I'd need even fewer exercises. This is just something I thought of that is alone the lines of what Eric's said. Also, this is putting the cart before the horse in a way but I figured instead of scribbling it down somewhere I'd post it here for future reference.
Naturally, this routine is for a Deadlift Specialist and not for someone interested in Squatting big.
Rules are very simple: selecting as few exercises as possible and ofcourse that means volume per exercises is gonna be relatively high and multiple rep ranges can be used for the same exercise within the same workout. Example: 2 x 4, 4 x 2, 8 x 2, 12 x 1
Moving on, training is 4 workouts per week.
Without trying to be too vague what I'd do is rotate through various exercise options every 4 weeks. It would keep things fresh and moving forwards.
Front Squats or Anderson Front Squats or Front Box Squats or Back Squats or Overhead Squats or Pistol Squats or Step-ups or Lunges
Snatch Grip Deadlifts or Rack Deadlifts or Deficit Deadlifts or Romanian Deadlifts or any Squat Variation from Workout 2
Heavy Row Variation - Dumbbell Rows or Barbell Rows or Machine Rows
Left Over - some pressing, maybe some squatting if required…whatever else little that should be done so as not to create a strength imbalance
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