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Question about sets/reps

I've never done the Pyrimid set/reps. I've always just done for ex 3 sets of 10 and move on..Im fixing to start a new schedule and it calls for the following on bench press..
4 sets of 10,8,8,6 reps
so does that mean 4 sets of 10 then 4 sets of 8,ect?? or is it just saying
do a set of 10, then a set of 8,ect?
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I've never done the Pyrimid set/reps. I've always just done for ex 3 sets of 10 and move on..Im fixing to start a new schedule and it calls for the following on bench press..
4 sets of 10,8,8,6 reps
so does that mean 4 sets of 10 then 4 sets of 8,ect?? or is it just saying
do a set of 10, then a set of 8,ect?
Thx

Yes, do the same set 4 times at 10x then 8x ect. I do 6 sets at 6,6,6,10,12,12
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Damn! that seems it would over work the muscles. when i count it all up its over 120 reps just on bench...

Im normally in the gym for about an hr and thought my ass was tired after that.
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here is what the routine calls for to work Chest&Shoulders

Bench- 4 sets of 10,8,8,6 reps
incline dumbell bench 3 sets of 10,8,8
cable xovers- 2 sets of 10,8 reps
incline dumbell fly's 2 sets of 8
military press 3 sets of 10,8,6 reps
dumbell lat raises 3 sets of 10
dumbell reverse fly 2 sets of 8
dumbell shrugs 3 sets lof 10,8,8
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here is what the routine calls for to work Chest&Shoulders

Bench- 4 sets of 10,8,8,6 reps
incline dumbell bench 3 sets of 10,8,8
cable xovers- 2 sets of 10,8 reps
incline dumbell fly's 2 sets of 8
military press 3 sets of 10,8,6 reps
dumbell lat raises 3 sets of 10
dumbell reverse fly 2 sets of 8
dumbell shrugs 3 sets lof 10,8,8
Sounds almost the same as part of my routine.

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it's 4 total sets, 1 set of 10, 2 sets of 8, 1 set of 6

I'm assuming you're increasing weight between sets?

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it's 4 total sets, 1 set of 10, 2 sets of 8, 1 set of 6

I'm assuming you're increasing weight between sets?
Yeah, starting out at a lighter weight on the first set, then by the last set im almost at my max.
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if you tend to cheat when you get tired...you may try flys with the fly machine or with the cable cross machine instead of dumbells. You won't get all out of it if your technique gets off. Happy lifting!

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got a bunch of his stuff saved on my desktop from the past year... very aggressive, big on stretches.
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got a bunch of his stuff saved on my desktop from the past year... very aggressive, big on stretches.
How did it work for you?
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I do 10, 8, 6 increasing weight as I go then burnout muscles till failure with low weight.
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