Step Loading

Here’s an example of step loading where you aim to do the same number of reps each set but gradually increase the weight in small increments. Start with a little in reserve and the last set should take you to your limit.

Note: I’m using the low-handle position on the hex bar. It makes a big difference in how much work is performed. Remember, work equals force times distance.

Step loading works great on the main lifts, i.e., squats, deadlifts, presses, rows, and chins. If done properly, you should make progress every workout for 4-6 sessions, and then it’s time for a new routine.

Learn 3 methods to plan your workouts in a progressive manner on pages 22-25 of my book, The Elite Trainer.

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