|10-16-2007, 10:31 AM||#1|
| PsychoJES |
Rank: New Member
Experience: 10+ Years
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The South
I've recently been inspired by several books and articles about Steve Reeves. Apparently, he thoroughly believed in drops sets. According to what I've read, he kept dropping weight until be couldn't move another rep. He also did this for every single set he performed....so I've read.
My routine looks something like this....
Day 1...Shoulders, Tris, and Bis.
Day 3...Chest, Back, Traps
Day 5...Legs, again.
Day 6...Power train (Incline Bench, T-Bar Rows, Upright Rows, Military Presses)....Completely compound stuff.
Usually I do 25-30 sets per workout...Roughly 10 set per bodypart. I train in the 6-8 range on most exercises and 10-12-15 on others.
Today I plan to start dropping sets. Probably not on every single set, but at least on the last one or two.
What's you guys' take on drop sets? Is anybody using them and what have the results been? I realize the stamina has to be up or I'll end up killing myself trying to do this.
|10-17-2007, 06:53 AM||#4|
| hrdgain81 |
Rank: Light Heavyweight
Experience: 5-7 Years
Join Date: Mar 2005
Ok, well if your looking to burn fat, drop sets can be done sort of like circuit training. Meaning, if you do your sets with very little rest, you can get your heart rate up, and create a cardio like effect with the wieghts.
To me, thats not optimal though, I like to use a 5x5 or a 3x3 to keep my strength up, and Hiit cardio to kick up fat loss. Its up to you though, maybe give both a try and see what works best for you.
Oh, and on a side note, with those goals, your diet will be your limiting factor, so make sure your on point there.