Don’t use this 6-letter word unless…

by admin on March 27, 2014

Don’t use this 6-letter word unless…

….you know exactly how to rest.

Let me explain.

If you’re not using ladder finishers in your training, you’re missing out on an incredible opportunity to improve your conditioning and burn fat by hitting your muscles with a variety of reps.

A ladder is when you do a series of two or more exercises with a certain number of reps. With each round, you do one MORE or one LESS rep, depending on what’s prescribed.

For example, here is a ladder finisher to use at the end of your workout for conditioning (or on your off day).

Do the following circuit, resting only when needed. In the first circuit, you’ll perform 6 reps of each exercise. In the next circuit, you’ll perform 5 reps of each. Continue in this fashion until you complete 1 rep of each exercise.

So, you’ll do 6 lunge jumps on each side, then move into the T Pushup, etc.

Lunge Jumps (6/side… down to 1/side)
T Pushup (6/side…down to 1/side)
Bench Vault or Skater Hops (6/side… down to 1/side)

Here’s the Video For You as Well

The ladder finisher method allows you to do a lot of work in a little bit of time. You also hit a lot of muscle, creating “metabolic havoc”. This forces your body to burn calories to return to a “normal” state.

The secret to this approach… rest when your form gets sloppy, but otherwise, DON’T rest.

With ladders, the idea is to improve your time it takes to finish. It’s a great way to track your progress… even if it’s just 5 seconds. That’s 5 seconds better than you were last time.

If you’d like to get your hands on more Ladder Workouts click here.

All the best,
Doberman Dan

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