The Classic is a conventional lifting program. All the movements in this program are the meat at potatoes of lifting. What makes this program unique and effective is the set, rep, and load schemes.
I developed this scheme over a decade ago. The Classic is a culmination of what I enjoyed and found effective after years of training and dabbling in various methods. I've stuck with this format all this time because it works. It's a great program for improving strength and building lean muscle.
The Classic is most easily done in a traditional gym. It is possible to do a large chunk of the program if you've got a home gym with a squat rack and bench, barbell, plates, and dumbbells. Accessory work can be modified by you with whatever equipment you have available.
The Classic is similar to my previous conventional program, The Weida Way, but it is different enough that I think it fair to make available as a NEW PRODUCT. The Classic fills in a few movement gaps that bothered me about The Weida Way AND there is a LOT more guidance in The Classic because I don't just want you to do it, I want to do it right. The way it was intended. This is for your benefit.
I hope you enjoy. It's a fun way to train. Cheers!
I had recently lost some weight and was looking to out on some lean muscle and this routine will hit the spot! I also started watching the Cooking with Derek Weida shows—very good food (may want to turn it down so you don’t have to listen to the bad sound effects).
Overall I’m very satisfied.
This program may seem easy or not challenging at first glance but it will fool you.
I am on my second week actually starting my 3rd week of it. I have made some adjustments to the weights. I will say this. Be honest with yourself with this program. Especially on leg day and chest day. Do not try to "ego lift" or cushion your numbers. The sets are based on percentages of our 1RM and you wanna be able to get these sets all in.