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2006/07/13 13:06:05 (permalink)


During some exercises I find myself lowering the amount weight I am lifting in order to achieve the same number of reps in each set. I do this in order to make each set as hard as possible while still completing my set of 10 reps.
I was wondering if this is effective or is it better to use the same weight in every set?

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    Broken Tusk
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    RE: Pyramids? 2006/07/13 13:38:50 (permalink)
    I think its probably down to your strength endurance (if there is such a thing) giving up on you.
    I would keep the same weight but do less reps eg,
    1st set 10 reps
    2nd set 8-9 reps
    3rd set 6-7 reps
    or whatever you can manage.
    over time you will be able to do 10 reps each set, when you can do that put the weight up a bit, then start all over again....
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    RE: Pyramids? 2006/07/13 15:11:47 (permalink)
    I've trained using pyramid and inverse pyramid routines. Found them effective, especially inverse pyramid. Got used to handling higher weights and kept my form strict at the same time.

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