February 19, 2012
If you’re someone who’s been on a workout program for a while now and are looking at how you can work to take things up to the next level, one thing that you very well might be considering is adding some pyramid sets into the mix.
Many people get started on some of the advanced workout strategies such as drop sets, supersets, as well as compound exercise circuit training, but forget to factor in how pyramid sets can help them take their results up to the next level.
So what are pyramid sets and how will these enable you to see faster results? Let’s go over the main things that you should note.
The very first thing that you need to take into account are what pyramid sets are. Pyramid sets where you’re going to start with a heavier weight utilizing a lower rep range and then progress to lighten the weight load while increasing the reps as you move through the sequence.
So for example, you might perform sets of 6, 8, 10, 12, 10, 8, 6 before finishing up with that exercise. Some people may start off at 8 and go to 12 if they’re looking for a lower volume pyramid set while others may start off at 6 and go up to 10 if they want to focus primarily on strength.
The main concept still stands however; you’re going to start low and work your way upwards and then downwards through the rep range.
Since the amount of weight you lift is directly related to how many reps you must perform, the weight will be adjusted as you go.