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    Triple Drop sets and Giant sets.

    Who here uses these methods of training? And if so, what are your workouts? I find them to be the best for Hypertrophy and strength. Also its great way to burn fat and build a strong heart. Why be big if you fizzle out after 10 reps. Take it to the limit and exhaust the muscle. After a week or so go back to your normal routine and see how much stronger you've become. BOOM!
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    Stop fucking spamming my thread idiot
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    Yeah man. I do supersets and dropsets sometimes. Dropsets also make
    me sore as shit.
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    but Drop sets are only dropping the weight twice. Go for dropping the weight 3x Triple drop set. start very heavy, medium then light. Incline flyes, flat DB press or whatever is your fav WO I do a total of 36 reps. 12heavy then w/o rest drop the weight to 12medium and last drop 12 light all w/o rest. BOOM! And Giant sets are just the same. 3 different exercises moving back to back to back, also all w/o rest. BOOM! Try it out. Its not easy at first. only resting after the rep range is completed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJTJ View Post
    but Drop sets are only dropping the weight twice. Go for dropping the weight 3x Triple drop set. start very heavy, medium then light. Incline flyes, flat DB press or whatever is your fav WO I do a total of 36 reps. 12heavy then w/o rest drop the weight to 12medium and last drop 12 light all w/o rest. BOOM! And Giant sets are just the same. 3 different exercises moving back to back to back, also all w/o rest. BOOM! Try it out. Its not easy at first. only resting after the rep range is completed.
    would you just run that as one complete set and stop, or would you do more sets after that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustdatarse View Post
    would you just run that as one complete set and stop, or would you do more sets after that?

    I would continue with 2 more sets so like 3 sets but I would also do at least 1 or 2 really light warm up sets before because triple drops will put strain on your tendons and ligaments. Also when you hit it with hard intensity like this you dont have to be at the gym for 2hrs. If you know what youre doing and how to attack your WO you can shorten the time spent at the gym.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJTJ View Post
    I would continue with 2 more sets so like 3 sets but I would also do at least 1 or 2 really light warm up sets before because triple drops will put strain on your tendons and ligaments. Also when you hit it with hard intensity like this you dont have to be at the gym for 2hrs. If you know what youre doing and how to attack your WO you can shorten the time spent at the gym.
    So it would be a total of 3 complete triple drop sets, then your finished with your workout? Sorry, i want to try this, so i want to make sure i understand it. So say like this:

    Flat Bench: Heavy 10reps, med 10reps, light 10reps....then complete that 3 times only resting after youve finished the light set.

    Edit:How long do you rest in between sets?
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    That sounds fine. Stay between 8-12 reps before dropping each weight.
    I rest when my heart rate is back down around the 100-115bpm. I use a HR monitor because we have three different types of muscle fibers. Each have different target rep counts and maximum efficiency in a certain bpm range.
    Most would use time to rest but not everyone has the same heart strength. IMO I would just rest until you feel youve caught your breath. This exercise requires a strong cardiovascular system and will be stressful when done right. But no this wont be the only exercise I'd do. I would compound it with other exercises as well.
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    I do drop sets up to five drops in weight at a time. I don't much care for giant sets (that's a super set right). It has really helped my arms grow, I do them at the end of my work outs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihateschoolmt View Post
    I do drop sets up to five drops in weight at a time. I don't much care for giant sets (that's a super set right). It has really helped my arms grow, I do them at the end of my work outs.
    Its like a Super Set which are two exercises back to back. A Giant Set are three different exercises back to back to back, with in a certain rep range for each exercise, then rest. Mostly targeting the same muscle group.
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    Awesome, thanks for the info, will definately check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJTJ View Post
    Stop fucking spamming my thread idiot
    Hahaha... have mercy. The guy is trying to get his 50 posts in.

    I love drop set. I only do it on my last set though just to feel the burn.

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    Triple drop sets are effective but I feel going too light has no beneficial effects. To remedy this what I do I stay at the same heavy weight but breathe for 30-40 seconds between sets. You won't get as many reps obviously but it definitely works, give it a try

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCDiesel View Post
    Triple drop sets are effective but I feel going too light has no beneficial effects. To remedy this what I do I stay at the same heavy weight but breathe for 30-40 seconds between sets. You won't get as many reps obviously but it definitely works, give it a try

    Yes, I only drop around 10 pounds at a time. You wouldnt want to drop it so light youre not going to complete exhaustion. If you cant get to your desired rep rage the pause and rest technique will work. taking a quick 5-10sec breath.
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    Check out my challenge journal I use drop sets supersets and trisets in almost every workout. For bodybuilding application I think they are the best way to keep the intensity through the roof and time under tension is extended.http://www.ironmagazineforums.com/ir...k-journal.html
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