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tri-set, how to do?

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2014/12/16 11:45:59 (permalink)

tri-set, how to do?

Is the idea with tri-sets to do 3  exercises for the same muscle or to switch between 3 different bodyparts as a kind of hiit training with no rest.  i've seen both ways recommended.  Any experiences to share?
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    Re: tri-set, how to do? 2014/12/16 15:55:56 (permalink)
    I tend to do the same bodypart for all 3 to completely fry mine, I may switch rep ranges up though for example:
    Seated BB Shoulder press 6-8 reps
    Seated DB Arnold Press 10-12 reps
    Seated BB Behind the neck press 20-25 reps
    for the ultimate burn!!
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    Re: tri-set, how to do? 2014/12/16 17:22:51 (permalink)
    flick161
    I tend to do the same bodypart for all 3 to completely fry mine, I may switch rep ranges up though for example:
    Seated BB Shoulder press 6-8 reps
    Seated DB Arnold Press 10-12 reps
    Seated BB Behind the neck press 20-25 reps
    for the ultimate burn!!


    Thats torture right there!
    Off to the gym in half hour for shoulders. Gonna give that one a go ;)
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    Re: tri-set, how to do? 2014/12/17 08:04:23 (permalink)
    don't really see the point in doing 3 types of press back to back.  Those movements are so similar you might as well do 1 long set of 1 type of press.  If you were mixing up presses with other lifts like lateral raises, and working the different heads, it might be more worthwhile.
    Also I don't recommend behind the neck press ever, because long term you'll get shoulder impingement from this.
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    Re: tri-set, how to do? 2014/12/17 08:54:53 (permalink)
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    Also I don't recommend behind the neck press ever, because long term you'll get shoulder impingement from this.


    Not everyone does, but yes it's risky. Work within your limits.
    I do this as one tri-set and then a side medial and posterior delt tri-set afterwards as another. As a workout it's quick and efficient.
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    Re: tri-set, how to do? 2014/12/19 05:55:32 (permalink)
    Superset is the best thing you can do to grow.
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    Re: tri-set, how to do? 2014/12/19 13:20:26 (permalink)
    curtisfisher
    Superset is the best thing you can do to grow.




    Says who?
     
    I agree about working within your limits, but you will not know when an impingement is coming because it's a cumulative effect, it'll creep up on you.  I don't think there's any suitable weight low enough to risk behind the neck presses.  it's totally not worth it.  
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