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Old 03-27-2003, 10:12 AM
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What works best? I started out lifting Body for Life "pyramid" style but after a month don't really feel like I am doing much so yesterday after reading one of Krypto's post..I tryed 3 sets of 12 to failure some I could only do sets of 6 but the weight was heavy enough to make me feel it vs. only like 6 reps where I felt something doing it the other way...
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Old 03-27-2003, 04:01 PM
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So NOBODY has an opinion ??
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Old 03-27-2003, 05:06 PM
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stick with the pyramid but increase the weigh your are lifting after each set and number of sets. Do 4 sets versus 3. You want to build then you need to keep the reps. around 8-10. Try this:
Set 1 - 15 reps.
Set 2 - 10 reps.
Set 3 - 8 reps. you do more than 8 increase the weight
Set 4 - 6-8 reps. Same rule
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Old 03-27-2003, 06:31 PM
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I'll pretty much ditto bubba's post. I do a 10/8/6 set. His first set of 15 would be a warmup set. Those are always a good idea - my issue is time. So oten I'll do one warmup set total for each muscle group.

For example, if it's chest/tri day, I'll do three different exercises, and 3 sets of each, for each muscle - total of 6 exercises, 18 sets. On my first chest exercise and my first tri exercise, I'll do a warmup, which brings my total number of sets to 20. I just don't have time for a warmup set on each exercise.

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Old 03-27-2003, 06:35 PM
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