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It's Grippy - Fit4Racing Puts Jack Reading and Dan Slack to the Test 1

Jack Reading and Junior Men's number 2, Dan Slack test their grip strength in the gym with this workout.

It's Grippy - Fit4Racing Puts Jack Reading and Dan Slack to the Test


Here's a great workout for riders looking to improve grip strength!

In this video we show you an intense workout for MTB riders. It’s a bit of a beast and it’ll challenge you all, best thing is, you don’t need a ton of equipment to do it! You could do it with a single dumbbell if that’s all you have!

We were lucky enough to be joined by seasoned pro Jack Reading and his protégé Dan Slack – who came second in the Junior mens Downhill World champs in 2020!

So what do you have to do for this brutal strength workout? 

  • Alternate every minute until you fail: 
  • Start on minute 1 with 7 Thrusters
  • Then on minute 2 complete 7 Dirty Cleans
  • Rest the remaining time within each minute, starting each rep cycle at the start of every minute. 
  • Once you are comfortable with that, increase the reps. The pro riders in the video were up to 15 reps on each which is massive.

In this particular video we swapped them between a pair of dumbbells and a barbell for each round of 2 minutes, this kept things spicy for them and changed the stimulus slightly. 

See if you can keep up with Jack and Dan! Tag us on social media for a shout out!

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