reverse pyramid (kinda)

  1. reverse pyramid (kinda)


    instead of doing, lets say, 12-10-8....have any of you tried 2 warmups then 8-10-12?


  2. warming up for what? high reps? high weight? high volume?
    you can call me "ozzie" for short.
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  3. ok, let me re explain:


    lets say your normal routine consists of 3 exercises of 3 sets per exercise of 2 warmup sets then 3 working sets of 12,10,8

    have any of you done 8,10,12 instead of 12,10,8

  4. yep. kind of.

    i have done 3-5, then 8-12, then 15+.
    you can call me "ozzie" for short.

  5. do you notice any benefits from it vs start light and end heavy?
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  6. we may still be on the wrong page on the idea. starting light and ending heavy to me is a warm up then maxing out.

    what i posted on those reps were to be as fresh as possible to hit the heaviest weights to provide maximal stimulus to the type I fibers. then i lower the weight and up the reps for some hypertrophy stimulation. then lower the weight even more to increase work capacity.

    whether i saw a benefit i could not say as its been way too many years since i have done that type of thing. logically it just makes sense as a superior workout then hitting high reps and fatiguing then trying to hit low reps with a reduced work capacity.
    you can call me "ozzie" for short.

  7. no im not referring to that. nevermind its all good

  8. Yes.

    Are you referring to literally the Reverse Pyramid Training method like this: http://www.aworkoutroutine.com/pyram...straight-sets/

    I used a form of RPT earlier this year and like the idea quite a bit.

  9. exactly.

  10. I dot the I idea on a MD MAG on of brando curry workout it was with dropsets
    Barbell curls
    6x135
    8x115
    10x95
    12x75
    The only rest was dropping the weight my arms felt [email protected] pump but it hurt like hell because it followed by
    Lying cable curls
    45 degree db curls
    All drop sets it was only a 4 week program but I 1st 2nd week was cool but week 3 and 4 took a long a$$ time to recover

  11. Mybad I ment 115 6x then 95 8x

    135 Sh!!t almost impresses my self

  12. i just really like the logic. makes more sense than traditional pyramid
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