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Double Volume Ladder Training

I wanted to try this after reading an article here last week. I started yesterday and will log progress. Reps and sets as follows. Start with a set of 1 rep of exercise 1 then 1 rep of exercise 2; followed by 15 jumping jacks. Go right into set 2 with 2 reps,then 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

Day 1 - squats / DB Incline bench / jumping jacks
Day 2 - Leg curl / military press / jumping jacks
Day 3 - Flys / Ab (knee ups) / jumping jacks
Day 4 - Straight bar curl / skull crushers / jumping jacks

First workout was good; not overly taxing; but i did a lot of volume in a short period of time. Got pretty winded during reps 6,7,8,9,10,9,8,7,6,5,4. As soon as I finished both work sets i jumped up and did jumping jacks for active rest before jumping right back into squats.

Usually i would only do this for maybe 1 - 2 weeks per month but need a good kick so I plan on 4 weeks straight.

Going to be sore tomorrow.

Day 1 weight: 254 lbs at 6’5"

DAY 2 - beginning to feel a bit sore in the quads and chest. Got today’s workout finished in 35 minutes. I will need to up the weight for next week. Slept like a log last night.

DAY 3 - added KB swings for active rest and finished with M100’s. Whooped.

Do you have a link to the article? Having trouble figuring out what they are going for with this type of programming on several different fronts.