If you can only do one exercise, what will it be?
My indispensable gym workout has had immense carryover to other activities
The answer to the question of which exercise you should do if you could only do one is, of course, the act of walking into the gym. That’s the most important exercise. However, all exercise — if done correctly — is good exercise, and you certainly don’t have to go to a gym.
I spend 80% of my training life outside the gym, though it does include weighted compound exercises at home.
Do you have a fitness plan? Do you partake in sports? Are you a runner or do you cycle, or both? Are you injury-free or are you working through rehab or around pain? The answers to these questions, and more, would determine the types of exercise you should do, how often, and with which intensity...