reverse pyramid (kinda)
- 11-13-2012, 02:04 PM
reverse pyramid (kinda)
instead of doing, lets say, 12-10-8....have any of you tried 2 warmups then 8-10-12?
- 11-13-2012, 02:30 PM
11-13-2012, 02:36 PM
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
11-13-2012, 05:17 PM
11-13-2012, 05:35 PM
do you notice any benefits from it vs start light and end heavy?
11-13-2012, 06:17 PM
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.
11-13-2012, 06:22 PM
no im not referring to that. nevermind its all good
11-14-2012, 11:31 AM
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.
11-14-2012, 08:06 PM
11-14-2012, 10:20 PM
I dot the I idea on a MD MAG on of brando curry workout it was with dropsets
The only rest was dropping the weight my arms felt f@cken 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
11-14-2012, 10:30 PM
11-15-2012, 12:05 AM
i just really like the logic. makes more sense than traditional pyramid
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