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Drop Sets Under Rated


#1

I don'd see many people doing drop sets and they don't get discussed much.

I like them a lot. The first time I was really impressed with doing drops was squating. I had 365 total with dimes and nichels outside the collars. I did 5 reps, said "pull it", the dimes and nichels came off by the spotters and I managed 6 more with 335.

Afterward I realized that 11 was my best ever with 335 by its self and I just did the first half with 365. I think that has to be more stimmulating than a normal set.

What do you guys think? Anyone else use them? Does anyone have any drawbacks I'm not thinking of? Besides of course not always having two good spotters available.


#2

Everything is worth trying, just don't stick to the same thing for too long.


#3

I do them all the time, I think they're great.

I mainly leave them for the end though, because after doing them I'm fairly smashed. Like today I was doing back and I finished with 1 drop set of bicep curls, 20kg/15kg/10kg. After that, there's no way I could do anything back/arm related after. Great feeling driving back, feeling my biceps tingle with the exertion.


#4

its the only way i train.
i go against all the science, all the books and sports doctors.


#5

Always a good idea...


#6

haha


#7

i think drop sets are great, have u ever tried then with hammer strenth equip. its easy to unload and go if u dont have a spotter to do it for u, and a good way to get a great burn going, great post.


#8

Of course. What would those guys know about anything???


#9

oh damn i forgot, they know everything and all their principles are flawless and should not be argued with and can be applied to everyone.


#10

What exactly are you objecting to? I presume you are on about the over complication of training, rather than every book ever written on the subject?


#11

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#12

I love doing drop sets on arm day with the Hammer strength preacher curl.

I will concur that they are really only good at the end. After I do them I am done, Can barely move my arms.


#13

Drop sets are awesome for breaking plateaus and mixing it up. My chest was destroyed last time I did them!


#14

since when is science 'against' drop sets'? they can be appropriately used in a training program for size.

i never do them, however.


#15

Going to failure, Rest/Pause and Drop Sets are the only things I've found to work for me. Naturally, a person wants to avoid doing EVERYTHING at the SAME TIME with drop sets. However, if you have a lacking area, hitting it hard with drops sets can be great.


#16

Charles Poliquin writes about them as being really effective for building strength. I have limited experience with this technique just because I don't have some good spotters.


#17

Really?

I would of thought they were mainly a hypertrophy and endurance tool.


#18

you are working with your momentary maximum, reduce the weight 5 or 10% and complete another rep, repeat for 7 reps. I have to re read the part in his book to sure of all the details.


#19

Feel the burn!!


#20

I found they work really well on an exercise where your normal weight just isn't high enough to generate very much intensity. If you're particularly weak at something, do these for a bit and what you can handle will definitely go up.