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What Is a Drop Set in a Gym Workout?

Find out what a drop set is from certified personal trainer Max Tapper in this Howcast gym workout video.


Hi guys. It's Matt Tapper again for HowCast. Today we're going talk about what is a drop set.

What a drop set is, basically after your muscles are fatigued, you're going to drop the weight and continue to work out reps until you fatigue that muscle even more and more. Now a drop set is not something you're going to use very often because it really breaks down your muscle. It's something you'll always want to use near the end of your workout. Like while your body's already fatigued and tired and you still want to knock out a couple more reps you drop the weight off of whatever exercise you're doing and you continue and you continue, and continue, and continue. Once you fatigue again you drop it down and keep going.

All right. That's an awesome way to touch those smaller or deeper muscle fibers that are harder to hit with the heavy weight. You'll get some awesome results. But remember guys, it's very taxing on your body so you should not do it every workout. Choose maybe one time a week or only for the very last set in your workout. All right guys so get out there, do some drop sets, have a good time, and stay safe.

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