After doing my fourth bench press set tonight I waited 15 seconds then did another set of 10 reps with a reduced weight. I then did the same with shoulders and triceps. Is this a good way to gain bulk?
this is called rest pause technique. this is all personal and i personally love this, it can also be called a drop set. these IMO are all ways to really step the workout up, which can result to good gains if your eating right.
try it with legs!
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You're advising me to try it with legs, what are you a sadist, hehe.
I plan on doing it with all my workouts, starting today, which happened to be my chest day. I'll be doing deadlifts, ham curls and calves tomorrow. But I won't drop set with claves because I do 20 rep sets with calves already.
Last edited by Gilles1975; 07-15-2006 at 06:10 PM.
I use drop sets,etc but on certain exercises. Depending on how much weight you are using and intensity, overdoing these techniques like drop sets,rest pause, can lead to overtraining so I would use them sparingly.
I think it can work and be very effective. I wouldn't do it every time though.
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Is it a good or bad idea to use this technique with biceps, considering that they are small muscles?
You shouldn't automatically apply techniques/methods to every exercise just because it works for one, you will have to learn by experimentation what works for each body part as they are all different in their operation and use.
After finishing my last set I often eat. It's a great way to "gain bulk". The only way in fact.
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I wouldn't suggest doing high rep sets with deadlifts. Form tends to fall apart after 6-8 reps. Many people suggest a max of 5 reps to help prevent injury.
yeah i dont suggest a deadlift drop set, some wont suggest a squat dropset either but i havent got hurt yet, just stronger
2000 or bust