How To Use Reverse Pyramid Training
- You warm up to your heaviest set of the day
- You reduce the weight, or ‘pyramid down’ to either stay in the rep range, or perform more reps
The Benefits Of Reverse Pyramid Training
1. You Perform Your Heaviest Set With No Fatigue
When using RPT, you have the advantage of being able to perform your heaviest sets when you’re most fresh. Everything is geared towards your top set, so it’s important you’re utilising an effective warm up strategy to maximise this.
2. Your Focus Is On One ‘All Out’ Set
3. Your Subsequent Sets Feel Easier
4. It Works Great When Dieting
5. Break Mental Barriers With New Weights
Mistakes Most People Make With Reverse Pyramid Training
1. Traditional Pyramids
The problem with this is you’re performing your ‘money sets’ under fatigue. This might be fine you’re strong already and looking for ways to minimise joint stress, but for 99% of people, it’s only short-circuiting your strength and muscle building gains.