Drop sets are a muscle building tactic where you make a strong set, reduce weight, and continue training until you fail.
The Halving Method
These are also referred to as 50% drop sets. After the last heavy set of exercise, remove 50% of the weight. Rest only 15 seconds and lift the weight as often as possible before you fail. Repeat this process again after the initial drop of 50%.
If you halve the weight twice, your last set is a weight you probably have not put on the bar since you first stumbled into the gym. However, it will not be as easy as it sounds as you will fail. It is high-voltage strength training combined with a joint-sparing, skin-splitting pump.
Example: Finish your last repetition with 325 pounds on the bench press, then …
- Drop Set 1
- Drop Set 2: 85 pounds (rounded up from 82.5) x dropout
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