03-08-2004, 12:53 PM #1
What does it mean to pyramid the weight?
03-08-2004, 01:03 PM #2
means every set you go up in weight till you reach your top weight then next sets you come back down, it's an antiquated way of lifting in my opinion
03-08-2004, 01:15 PM #3
How much weight is usaully added? 10 lbs or so?
03-08-2004, 01:17 PM #4
depends on how many sets, what you like to warm up with, what rep range you want to hit with each set
don't even bother with this method, look up doggcrapp training and give that a try, if you follow it exactly, you won't be sorry you did
03-08-2004, 01:23 PM #5
How you configure your reps, sets and wieghts depends on your current goals and what you have learned best trains your body or that particular muscle group... but here are some basic pyramiding terms:
Pyramid: Increase the load with each set
Double Pyramid: Increase the load - then come back down
Flat Pryamid: Keep the resistance the same for all sets
How much you would increase the resistance would depend on the movement and how much you can tollerate. Adding 20 pounds to a bar for someone pushing 405 pounds might only bring the repetitions down one or two... but adding 20 pounds to a bar of someone pushing 135 pounds would dramatically effect the ability to push the weight...
Here is a poll: Reps, Sets, Load
03-08-2004, 07:02 PM #6Originally Posted by scottninpo
03-09-2004, 09:12 AM #7
Here is a question that I always had. I have always heard go to failure every set, and I try to keep it between 8-12 reps. After I do a certain weight I can only get around 12, then i can increase to 10, but then if i add more weight i can only ripp off like 6 or so, and trust me, i'm screaming with effort. so I sometimes go down just to keep my failure rate between 8-12 reps. This bad?
03-10-2004, 11:53 AM #8Originally Posted by Xavier_4446
How much more weight you can add to the load and still get your desired repetitions depends on the movement, fast/slow twitch ratio and your unique ability to tollerate increased lactate levels and heavy training.
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