The Ladder Method: Simple & Effective
The ladder method is very simple- You start with one rep and then add an extra rep with each set- The goal is to hit 5 sets.
You will rest 30 seconds in between each set.
After each ladder- start at 1.
This sequence will ultimately have you repping 15 Pull-Ups.
Start with one ladder- then move on two- Then 3, etc. (progressions)
-completing 3 ladders would be 45 pull-ups with this sequence-
-completing 5 ladders would be 75 pull-ups
-completing 7 ladders- would be 105 pull-ups and so on.
Chris, I can’t even do one pull up- How am I going to smash out 15 reps?
well, watch the first video below- Start incorporating those progressions-
You can also use a resistance band to incorporate assistance throughout the pull-up-for the ladder.
- I recommend always starting with bodyweight- increase your strength and muscular endurance with bodyweight and then move on to adding a load or extra resistance-
-The Ladder looks Like This-
Rest 30 Seconds
Rest 30 Seconds
Rest 30 seconds
rest 30 seconds
The 3 main benefits of this type of training
- Stack Up- Volume– This type of method allows you to knock out more reps in a more controlled matter
- . Reduces Muscle Fatigue- Allows your body optimal rest- to knock out each set.
- Less time under tension(Grip)- Usually grip is a main indicator of individuals not being able to crank out more reps- this allows optimal time of rest for your grip to be strong and firm on the bar.
The sequence of the Ladder Method-
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