Anabolics
Search More Than 6,000,000 Posts
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    IronReload04's Avatar
    IronReload04 is offline "Rancid Protein Powder Mastermind Technician"
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    everywhere and nowhere
    Posts
    5,640

    Do you need maximal weight to get stronger and bigger

    This is my question. When you warm up to do 1-2 sets like d.c. you can obviously lift with 100% intenstity because you havnt already burned yourself out with other sets. But when pyramiding, my last set only is taken to failure, and because of the other 3 sets, my last set suffers. Had i done my last set first, i will have been able to get more reps.

    so my question is this, when i am pyramiding, will i still get bigger and stronger even though my last set set suffers a little and i cant get as much reps as i could have.

    lets say, i can do 255 on the bench for 9 reps my first set. But on my 4th set of a pryamid, i can only do 255 for 5-6 reps. i will keep at it for a couple of weeks, and eventually be able to do 255 for 9 on my last set. After that adaption, to you think my strength would have increased and now be able to do say 265-270 for 9 on my first set. Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    KeyMastur is offline VET
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    7,435
    read about DC's method :

    http://67.18.108.244//showthread.php?t=66880

    you might change your mind about the pyramid

  3. #3
    IronReload04's Avatar
    IronReload04 is offline "Rancid Protein Powder Mastermind Technician"
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    everywhere and nowhere
    Posts
    5,640
    i have actually read it, but i hit a wall with a philosophy similar to d.c.

  4. #4
    LM1332 Guest
    when i read that my brain almost fused. So freaking complicated im sure it could have been writtein in a much simplier way

  5. #5
    StevePJC's Avatar
    StevePJC is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    599
    Not that I have a clue what I'm doing. This is a system I used back when I was first a gym addict. I'm using it now and have had some good lift increases.

    If one week I do three sets on the bench.
    First set is 225
    Second is 245
    Third is 265

    Then the next week I will do 4 sets.
    First 3 sets will be the same as the week before except I'll do a fourth of 5-10 pounds higher than the third. Even if it's only one rep it's something.

    Before I know it I'm upping the first set by 10 pounds and going up from there.

    Not saying this will work for everyone but it's working for me now 7 years after steroids . When I started back to weights in April I could only bench 185. Now alot of this may be muscle memory as well but I hit 315 pounds a few weeks ago.

    Again please dont take this a suggestion. Training routines are a dime a dozen. This is just the one that has worked for me.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •