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Drop Sets

How often? what are your thoughts?

Drop sets, 21’s, pyramid, up and down the rack, pre exhaust, etc are all techniques that I use on occasion to break the monotony or when I’m lacking in time. I also find it great to give the muscle a “jolt”.

But, it is never based on a work out. it is a tool I use in conjunction with my program.

love them, use them for iso lifts when progress is stagnating.

So if curls or something haven’t changed much for a while I’ll do some run-the-rack or whatever just to stress them a bit more.

wouldn’t do them every workout though.

I like drop sets for rear delts. Use them at least once per week.