pyramid on bench

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  1. dwarfcat

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    Im bored with 5x5 and 10x3 and dont seem to get any more strength on these for the last few months. Today I decided to try a pyramid deal. It went like this

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    My question is, should i go 7,5,3,1,5,3,7 of just drop back to the start weight after the 1 rep, making more of a right triangle than a pyramid I guess
     
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    helpful. I think the concept I laid out is pretty clear
     
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    I think your concept is so overfucking thought it's ridiculous.

    Go to the gym, move some weights. Do more reps if you feel like it, go heavier if you feel like it. Shit aint hard.
     
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    I think you won't manage the second half of your pyramid if you do 7,5,3,1,3,5,7
    After that 1 in the middle you'll have a hard time doing 3,5,7 if the weights are close.
    I do build up as you do in the first half, so 10,8,6 .. but after my 'peak' continue with like 2x15 reps on a fairly easy amount. Those last sets definitely attack my muscles. You should try it!
     
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    I've always done it with even numbers. :o

    10
    8
    6
    4

    I don't feel any use in going lower than 4 reps for any set. Maybe once in awhile just to try a heavy weight.

    Then last set, burn it up with however many reps you can get with the starting weight until failure. 10+.
     
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    :cool:

    i dont know why i went with odd number, just struck me on the way to the gym for some reason cause I was feeling stale
     
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    how often do you do this? pyramiding is a shitload of volume and not that great of a program. try a volume workout early in the week and an intensity workout at the end, like this?

    Monday: 3reps x 10 sets
    Thursday: 3RM or 3 singles near 1RM
     
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    You're overcomplicating things!
     
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    I would say go more scalene than right or isosceles
     
  11. 4cd-Air

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    this fuckin' guy! talkin triangles when we are talkin pyramids, bro! Should have suggested Aztec or Mayan steppe style pyramids rather than traditional Egyptian!
     
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