MUSCLE BUSTER: DROPSET

Written by Russ Howe PTI, and most recently updated 4 days ago.

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This Muscle Buster technique ranks among my all-time favorites.

This classic bodybuilding principle should be applied when looking to drive the target muscle to complete muscle failure, and can lead to some spectacular sets!

A traditional Dropset has three parts:

  1. The Main Set; perform your target number of repetitions.
  2. The Drop; drop the weight by about 30% and continue to force out more reps.
  3. The Mop; drop the weight AGAIN and mop up any remaining energy with a few more reps.

Dropping the weight allows you to continue beyond muscle failure.