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    Fredrico_Suave is offline New Member
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    Wink Stripping Down...

    Does anyone recommend using strip sets? and if so, for which body parts does it work the best for? I'm just trying to give my body a good shock

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    I assume you mean drop sets.. doing with a certain weight and then immediately dropping off a few pounds and doing more reps, and repeating this for a couple more times...

    I did it with dumbbell shrugs with 120's, 80's, 40's and my neck never felt so goooood...

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    Works great for biceps as well........

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    I like rest pauses better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdtr
    I like rest pauses better.
    Those are killer.

    Literally!

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    what are rest pause?

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    same weight go for say 6 reps stop for 15 breaths or a min, try 6 again, rest for 15, try 6 again, am i right guys?

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    i do drop sets for just about everything for the past year and have never felt better. But, along with drop sets, i rest for 30-45 sec MAX, usually less.

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    A high rep set with a longer period of time between each rep, sort of like a super short rest, hence the name rest-pause. Example:

    Timing format --> descent:bottom pause:ascent:top pause
    Normal set
    Squats for a 10 rep 3:1:2:1 set (3 sec descent, 1 sec bottom pause, 2 sec ascent, 1 second pause at the top. That is one rep.

    Rest-pause set
    Squats for a 20 rep 3:1:2:5 set (3 sec descent, 1 sec bottom pause, 2 sec ascent, 5 second 'rest' at the top. That is one rep.

    Try them, they rock, especially for compound movements.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrico_Suave
    what are rest pause?

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    Ive heard that you dont really want to drop weight, but that its better to maintain or increase with each set. I dont really know ive just had friends tell me the feel stronger after doing that. I guess for me it just depends ont he excersize but i generally like to pyramid upward.

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    i never have goten any results from droppin wt, i always pyramid up. and to shock my muscles about every 2 months ill just cut my rest time down, or do high reps like 25 or 30 for 3 sets with semi heavy wt

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    Do you guys think that doing sets of 8 reps for several weeks and then switching to high reps (15) for a few weeks is a good way to go? just to keep your muscles guessing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian11
    Do you guys think that doing sets of 8 reps for several weeks and then switching to high reps (15) for a few weeks is a good way to go? just to keep your muscles guessing.

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    yes because you will have to drop the weight to do the extra 7 reps. it will be somthing different to your muscles and it will shock them. but im not sure about the duration of it or how long you should workout before you would want to shock them...

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    the only time i perform drop sets is when i want to go to the failure...like once a month i want to kill bis for instance id be working em to the point where i cant lift anymore...and for that i do drop set

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    Love doing drop sets for bi's every other week, just for some variation.

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    rest pause is great! I have been doing that with a lot of my major exercises lately and it has really been doing wonders for me!

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