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    Whats your take on drops sets? Are they worth it? Good for strength or size or both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipes View Post
    Whats your take on drops sets? Are they worth it? Good for strength or size or both?
    Both. DC training implements them well. Another option is mechanical drop sets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipes View Post
    Whats your take on drops sets? Are they worth it? Good for strength or size or both?
    Drop-sets are great to add to your training programme. You can use them to help achieve ANY body goal.

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    Drop sets are my fav....
    my Bi drop set
    Seated preacher with an ez bar wide grip
    5,10,5,10,5= 35 on each side..
    Slow movement. 4sets.. arms will be hurting
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    I reserve my drop sets for either the dumbbell rack (make sure NOBODY is going to get in your way, or you in anyone else's way) or an easy to adjust machine.

    A true drop for me takes me down to zero weight and single digit reps...and hurts like nothing else. GREAT every once in a while.
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    I don't think drop sets are optimal for building strength, but can be good for hypertrophy. I think it can be a tool in your arsenal, but I wouldn't use it exclusively. If you really want a combination of size and strength I would recommend using big compound movements (BP, SQ, DL, military press, etc...) for heavy sets of 3-5 reps and then do some assistance work that could include drop sets. For instance, work up to a couple heavy sets of 5 on the the bench press. After that you could do dumbell BP drops sets and maybe drop sets of a tricep exercise. I just wouldn't go crazy with the drop sets and only use them for select exercises.
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    this is how i incorporate drop sets:
    Example: Chest day

    Barbell Bench - 4 sets 10,8,6,4
    DB Incline - 3 sets 12,10,8
    Incline DB Fly 3 sets 15 reps followed by a drop of DB Flat flys
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    this is how i incorporate drop sets:
    Example: Chest day

    Barbell Bench - 4 sets 10,8,6,4
    DB Incline - 3 sets 12,10,8
    Incline DB Fly 3 sets 15 reps followed by a drop of DB Flat flys
    I would call those "rest-pause" sets, not drop sets. I've always thought of drop sets as doing a set, reducing the weight, and immediately doing another set, stripping the weight again, doing another set, etc...
    While rest-pause can be used for certain purposes, they are different than drop sets. I guess we should clarify what the OP meant by "drop sets" so everyone is on the same page.
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    call it what u want. i never do what ur doing. for me, its always best to do it with a different exercise so it hits the muscle at a different angle
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