I am trying to get bigger, stronger, and faster for basketball over the summer(12 weeks).
I am thinking of doing 3 sets of 10-12 reps for all my excersises during my workout program. Should I pyramid the sets? Will it make a difference for me as a beginner?
or should I just do 10-12 reps on all sets?
Help will be appreciated.
I think everyone should get into the habit of pyramiding their sets. It allows you to “warm up” as well as prgressively move your body to that heavier set which will promote more growth. Since I started, I generally used my gauge for moving up in my weights as relation to how many reps I could get my last set with the heaviest weight. Even as a beginner, you need to get into the habit of not trying to go for the absolute max weight you can handle for reps for your first set. Use a weight you can generally get 10-12 times for your first set with good form. Gradually go up in weight to one you can get 8-10 times. i usually go for a weight I can get about 6 times for my last set (sometimes less but as a beginner, your goal is to avoid injuring yourself).