Stone Cold Steve Austin Wokout Routine

Stone Cold Steve Austin Workout Routine

I had another great talk with Stone Cold Steve Austin at the gym last week. Even though he is no longer an active wrestler, Steve still keeps himself in good shape and is absolutely huge. And as I have mentioned before, he remains one of the nicest and most respectful human beings you could ever hope to meet.

He no longer squats but says that they were his favorite exercise and responsible for helping him build a ton of mass over the years. He’s even said that if he doesn’t have a lot of time to train on a particular week he will simply do a 40 rep set of squats and that covers his needs across the board.

One thing I notice about Steve when he trains is that his workouts never last longer than 45 minutes. He also rarely does more than a couple sets per exercise. I have been a big advocate of short workouts for years for a number of reasons such as enhanced recovery ability and a more favorable testosterone/ cortisol ratio and something that I cover in full detail in Muscle Gaining Secrets. Obviously Stone Cold knows that those long workouts that so many people favor are a road to nowhere.

The following was posted elsewhere as a sample Stone Cold Steve Austin workout routine:

Squat – 5 or 6 sets, 6-8 reps
Straight-legged deadlift – 2 sets, 6-8 reps
Barbell shrugs – 2 sets, 6-8 reps
Dumbbell shrugs – 2 sets, 6-8 reps

Bench – 3 or 4 sets, 6-8 reps
Incline bench – 2 sets, 6-8 reps
30 cardio

Barbell rows – 2 sets, 6-8 reps
Dumbbell rows – 2 sets, 6-8 reps
Barbell shrugs – 2 sets, 6-8 reps
Dumbbell shrugs – 2 sets, 6-8 reps
30 minutes cardio

Barbell press – 2 sets, 6-8 reps
Dumbbell press – 2 sets, 6-8 reps
Close-grip bench – 2 sets, 6-8 reps
30 minutes cardio

That’s definitely my style right there.  Although, of course, for beginners and hardgainers I’d recommend much higher frequency. But the volume and intensity is right up my alley.

What I see Steve doing in the gym isn’t that far off from that. And the good news is I haven’t seen him messing around with too many machines either. It’s always a bit of let down when you see people you had watched on TV training in person and all they do is pec dec and leg extension.

The bottom line is if you wanna get jacked like Stone Cold keep your workouts short and intense and use big,  compound exercises.

And pick up a copy of Muscle Gaining Secrets!

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