Build Muscle and Strength with Pyramid Weight Training
What exactly is this pyramid weight training? Does it mean increasing weights as you go? Also, what is reverse pyramid training? Starting heavy and using less weight as you tire? Is one better than the other?
With pyramid weight training, warm up first with lighter weights. As you start hitting heavier weights close to what you’ll use, don’t go all out. Maybe do one or two reps until you reach what’s considered your working sets (6-10 rep range) for a few sets. Then come back down with limited rest for a few sets of 10-15 reps. This allows you to get max reps with your heaviest weights. Also allows a lot of volume to really fill the muscles with blood. Promoting growth in said muscle. Good moves for compound movements like squats, deadlifts and presses. Some may need a lot of warm-ups first through isolation exercises.
Some don’t like reverse training. Feeling like not getting the same degree of pumps in the muscles like when taking time to build up to heavy weights. If trying to go for heaviest weights with minimal warm-ups, you may tear a muscle. Reverse training may be best if you’re younger and body is super resilient.