A Christian Guide to Body Stewardship, Diet and Exercise

Chapter 6: Training for Strength 145 • Compound exercises (aka lifts) should form the foundation of any strength training program and include the bench, row, press, squat and deadlift. • An effective strength training program regime incorporates all of the compound lifts and clearly outlines appropriate frequency, set, rep, and rest intervals based on training status. • Individuals who are seeking additional methods of strength training for advanced lifting should consider including eccentric training (also referred to as negative training), partials, chains, bands and Olympic lifts.