1 & 1/2 Rep Technique for Mountain Biking

There are several ways to make an exercise harder. Adding more weight and/ or reps are two of the most common ways but I have been messing around with the 1 & 1/2 reps technique lately with some of my pro riders. Basically, you do an extra 1/2 rep in the hardest range of motion for an exercise during each rep. Instead of trying to explain it, watch the video below to see it in action…

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  1. EricDvorak says:

    On a normal day I can easily do 10 sets of 15 pullups within 20 minutes. In the later sets of i have had trouble getting my chest all the way to the bar. Today I tried the 1.5 rep method. I was limited to 7 sets of 8-10 reps before i burned out. I had trouble doing 2 or 3 reps. I had to switch to lat pull downs @ 120lbs. i’m 5’7 – 170. i live in so cal, i ride DH, FR, and AM.

    Reply • April 28 at 2:30 pm
  2. Chris says:

    Several years ago I bought a book that was written by Lou Schuler and Ian King called the book of muscle that utilized this type of rep. It was a mens health book, but don’t let that discredit it. I really liked this principle along with others in the book. My Strength training went places I never thought it would go falling the principals of this book. I bought your program yesterday and have been reading through it, alot of the things you talk about ub your program are principals used in this book. I thought it was pretty cool that you mentioned Ian King as well. I can’t wait to start the program…

    Reply • June 23 at 9:00 am

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