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Feel The Burn with “1.5 Reps”

September 9, 2017

It is typically human nature to seek the path of least resistance. Unfortunately, the path of least resistance usually isn’t the most effective means of generating a potent stimulus. 1.5 reps can be an effective way to make training more…

Playing with Paused Reps

Paused Reps are exactly what they sound like: pick a lift, pick a position, and decide how long to pause. The addition of a brief pause is a simple and potent way to modify the stimulus created by an exercise.…

Undulating Sets

The term “undulate” can be defined as: to move with a sinuous or wavelike motion, or to display a smooth rising-and-falling or side-to-side alternation of movement. In undulating sets, the reps of an exercise increase or decrease from set to…

Training with Waves

The term "Waves" refers to a training methodology in which the athlete increases weight on each successive set, until they either reach the highest prescribed load or a lift is missed.  At this point the weight is reduced and the…

Programming through Auto-regulation

For the purposes of this article, auto-regulation refers to adjusting each training session based on the athlete’s capacity that day. There are multiple ways to implement auto-regulation. This article covers the method of simply programming a “Heavy Set” at a…

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