Drop-set

A grouping of sets where resistance is reduced before each subsequent set.

A drop-set isn’t really a set by itself, but rather a series of sets where you reduce the amount of weight being lifted for each set of the same exercise. For example, you might do three sets of 10 biceps curls starting with 35lbs on the first set, 30lbs on the second set, and 25lbs on the third set. Another method is to start with lower weight and high reps, and drop the number of reps between each set while increasing the amount of weight lifted. Drop-sets are a great way to pump the muscle being worked full of blood, and to push for muscle failure after completing other standardized sets.

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