Pyramiding all your works - have seen a dramatic increase in strength.

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  1. Jonari

    Jonari Well-Known Member

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    Since I've started working out after graduating, I've changed up my routines, by not doing the same workouts for more than 2 weeks. Additionally, I've started to pyramid my workouts, HOWEVER I know when you do this you need to ascend and descend. I don't do the descending part, and just stick with the ascending routine, going up 5lbs on the 2nd set and 10lbs on the 3rd set.

    Once, I'm done, I go to the next workout and repeat. Any negative thoughts on skipping the descending portion of pyramiding?
     
  2. LuciferBowels

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    bro, its not called a pyramid unless you descent too. You are just lifting.
     
  3. Jonari

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    thanks for the quick reply...just curious but whats the gain from the descending portion of pyramiding?
     
  4. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    Hay guise I do a pyramid workout except I don't do the pyramid part.
     
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    Max-OT says to stay away from pyramiding routines mainly because you are fatiguing your muscles prior to getting to the heaviest sets you can do. I'm not a big fan of slowly increasing/decreasing weight outside of warm up sets. I see better results lifting heavy.
     
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    grimstone magic murda bag OT Supporter

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    nothing wrong with ramping your weights up.
     
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    I love doing the full pyramids... I almost always feel it after. Just this morning I did 95, 100, 105, 100, 95 freeweight pec flys and man does my chest feel great right now. My reps were 12, 10, 8, 10, 11 (I died on the last one)... it's teh awesomes.

    EDIT: press, not fly. Gotta work on my terminology it seems.
     
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    Lower your weight till you can do the full pyramid, then raise the weight to match? :dunno:
     
  9. LuciferBowels

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    you flyed 105lb dumbbells?
     
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    Yup, 8 times without a spotter. It's awesome.
     
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    now if I could lose some fat, maybe I'd be able to see something in my chest... been stuck at damned 213lbs for like 2 weeks... ugh.
     
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    wtf 105 DB flies
     
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    What does Coleman fly with? I don't have access to youtube.
     
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    err wait, I may be calling it the wrong thing... that's what my friends call what we do. Looking it up because this really isn't that hard...
     
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    Ahh, dumbbell chest press... sorry for the confusion. After looking at a video of a fly, there is no way in hell I could do 105lbs on that
     
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    I always use a pyramid type scheme for squats.

    I'll work up to about 90% of my 1RM, then for my last set drop it down to about 70%
     
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    105lb flys would rip my arms off
     
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    christ I was about to say 65 is mindnumbingly hard for on incline
     
  22. texchef

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    So your saying that during your arms or chest or whatever day that you stick to the same weight from start to finish? You don't ratchet up after the 1st or 2nd set? :confused:
     
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    :werd: i work up to 50's
     
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    They discovered an ancient pyramid built by your ancestors. :eek3:
     
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    I do my own version of pyramiding too, but i call it the root mean square pyramid. it's quite effective.
     
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