I’ve been training using a Reverse Pyramid (RPT) method for a while now, and have been making decent gains. For anybody unaware, RPT is basically the reverse of a typical pyramid method (You’d never have guessed right?), meaning you start with your heaviest weight for low reps, and then as the sets go on you reduce the weight but increase the reps. Anyway, as the saying usually goes when it comes to lifting, “everything works but nothing works forever”, therefore I’ve been trying to come up with a different, albeit fairly similar training method to switch to when I’m either burned out on RPT, or progress grinds to a halt.
I’ve had a lot of joy from RPT and really like the fact that it incorporates different rep ranges throughout the workout on each exercise, so I was looking for something similar but different enough to provide a different stimulus to my muscles. I then thought about the typical pyramid method where you start off with a light weight and higher reps, but increase the weight and reduce the reps in consecutive sets, which is the complete opposite of the RPT that I’ve been training recently.
This is where the reason for the thread comes in though… Would switching from Reverse Pyramid to Normal Pyramid training be enough of a difference to even warrant switching in the first place? I only ask as the two training methods ARE different, although I’d still be utilising the same rep ranges in both routines, albeit back to front of course. For example, 6>8>10>12 in Reverse Pyramid and 12>10>8>6 in Normal Pyramid.
Any help I can get with this would be appreciated, thank you.