By GI Team Generation Iron
Giant sets for giant gains.
Bodybuilding training isn’t a roller coaster of excitement. In fact, bodybuilding workouts can be completely boring, especially if you don’t have that drive for perfection. It’s one of the reasons why pro bodybuilders get so much damn respect. To train hard, day in and day out, utilizing practically the same movements over and over again can be tedious to say the least. No one said training was supposed to be an exciting experience.
Still, if you’re going to be spending your time trying to perfect and sculpt your body then you’re going to want some variations to your routine to keep things fresh. There’s nothing worse than letting things become stale, so a new program every now and then is beneficial to break up the monotony. For a true bodybuilder, the best way to make a training session more exhilarating is to ramp up the intensity.
This is where Giant Sets come in handy. Where a superset requires you to perform two exercises with no rest in between exercises and a triset requires you to perform three – a giant set ups the number to four ensuring that you’ll definitely get a pump out of the exercise. Like supersets and trisets, when performing a giant set you’re going to want to work the same muscle if not the entire muscle groups surrounding the area being worked on for the day. So if you are focusing on bicep development then you’re going to want to perform exercises that target the bicep itself or the antagonizing triceps muscle group.
Though giant sets are great for changing up your routine, it can be a bit of nightmare logistically. If your gym is filled to the brim with other avid lifters then you’re going to have a bit of a hard time trying to utilize all the machines needed for a the massive set. The idea is to pick the right opportunity to use this training method. The problem is once you perform giant sets and start seeing results you may not want to try any other program.
- Bent Over Barbell Row 3 sets, 8, 10, 12 reps
- Lat Pull Down 3 sets, 12, 15, 20 reps
- Dumbbell Row 3 sets, 8, 10, 12 reps
- Pull Ups 3 sets, 10, 12, To Failure
- Leg Extensions 3 sets, 12, 13, 15 reps
- Leg Curl 3 sets, 12, 13, 15 reps
- Stiff Legged Deadlift 3 sets, 8, 10, 12 reps
- Squats 3 sets, 6, 8, 10 reps .