How Pyramid Workouts Help You BUILD STRENGTH
We all know what a pyramid is: a strong base, that comes to a point at the top.
"In resistance training, a pyramid is a basic structure that you create when arranging your sets and reps of a given exercise. It entails starting out light and stepping up the weight you use on successive sets. As you keep adding weight, the number of reps you can do goes down, which illustrates the inverse relationship between the two variables." (Body Building, 2020)
"Pyramid training is one of the most basic and effective methods for building muscle and strength."
Progressive Weight Training Helps Build Muscle
"As you move up the pyramid towards the heaviest weight, you’re progressively challenging your muscle, giving them the stimulus they need to grow while activating more fast-twitch muscle fibers, ones that are important for strength and power. If you haven’t done this type of routine in a while, your muscles will feel challenged and thoroughly exhausted by the time you reach the top of the pyramid. That’s what you need for growth and change." (Cathe, 2019)
Helps You Get Out of a Training "Rut", and Start to See Progress
After doing the same workouts every week, same reps, same weight, you probably have gotten bored. Not only have you gotten bored, but your body doesn't produce the same results after doing the same workouts all of the time. You may have stopped going to the gym because of boredom, or because you stopped seeing results, but all you have to do is switch up your training regiments to get you back on track.
Pyramid training is a great way to switch things up, as well as give you extra motivation to reach goals of moving higher amounts of weight. It can refresh your mind, and your body, giving you results you like to see.
Pyramid training is basic, yet effective and very challenging both mentally and physically.
Give pyramid training a try for yourself, and don't be afraid to push yourself a little.