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Lat/BI Fatigue Loading



in your video on eccentricless sled work for lats/bis, u said "do as much as volume as ur time schedule allows".

Does this mean we can do this sled work several times a week? How does 12 circuits 3 times a week sound? (reason i ask is my lats get injured easily on traditional routines but seem to have liked the sled work and recovered reasonably well)


I literally meant what I said... the more often you do it,the better.As long as you don't reach a point of metabolic fatigue during your workouts you'll be fine.


Cool thanks - so I will aim for 6 of those trisets per day, and increase volume if I can.

As for legs, i'm doing the sled work also as much as possible but noticing that my lower quad's have severely tightened causing some mild knee pain. Will this reduce? It's clear the sleds are building my lower body so I'm very excited about the program (calves look huge and have grown an inch in 2 weeks, quads, hams, and glutes all look better too).

With this sledding, should it ever go to failure (esp for legs) - i.e., should we push the sled until we can't move it? Also, in the videos ur clients don't seem to be doing the leg work in perfect rep form on the legs - should we push/pull the sled with our legs as fast as possible

Thanks coach


WITH SLED WORK NEVER GO ANYWHERE NEAR FAILURE. The goal of eccentric-less work training is to jack up training volume... going to failure reduces your capacity to perform volume and recovering from training... not good.

The tightness is probably local inflamation of the vastus medialis which get a lot of stimulation when doing backward sled dragging. Since this muscle is often underdevelopped in many individuals, the sudden overstimulation can cause some tightness... if that is the case, then yes it will subside as this muscle become used to handling volume.


This is really appreciated. I agree with ur diagnosis re knee pain too as its mainly dragging it backwards and i do have that muscle imbalance aforementioned.

OK so I will go no where near failure.