Why is it fitness models can get such great gains and you can’t? Is it really the steroids and supplements doing the talking, or hard work? Let me go over the best workout tip for building muscle without drugs/supplements.
You have most likley seen hundreds if not thousands of posts claiming the best tips to get “six pack abs” or “build giant arms”. Well today that is going to be me telling you what I know is the best tip for getting greater gains. Here it goes!
#1 Tip: Drop sets are the best way to gain size and strength!
There I said it. I gave away my top workout tip for everyone to see. Yes drop sets provide huge muscle growth because of “time under tension”. If you workout like I do, I pick a weight and go to failure, drop that weight and pickup another (immediately) and go to failure. Let’s tale a look at the definition of drop sets:
“Drop sets are essentially a technique where you perform an exercise and then drop (reduce) the weight and continue for more reps until you reach failure.” source: Muscle & Fitness
That’s right. You do an exercise at a specific weight to failure. Once you reach failure, drop the weight down a bit and continue the execise until failure. By reducing the weight going lighterr, you use more muscle fibres to help the muscles achieve growth that would not be possible staying at the same weight.
An example from my bicep workout is the following:
- Start with 30 lbs. dumbbells in each hand and do 10 reps.
- Immediately drop down to 25 lbs. and do 10 reps.
- Reduce the weight one more time to 20lbs. and do 10 reps.
So in turn, 30 reps were completed and our biceps had to withstand that much resistance over time. If you want to make it even better, add an eccentric motion to the workout and always go to failure instead of 10 reps. The muscle gains are very noticeable once you have done drop sets a few times. That is why drop sets are my #1 best workout tip for building muscle.
What do you think about drop sets and have you experienced any muslce growth? Leave a comment below on your results.