Set Intensities

In my next several posts I will be laying out how you could expect the sets (of any given lift or exercise you do) to look.

During this series of posts, I will be referring primarily to barbell lifts such as squats, deadlifts, and presses.

I will go over Warm-Up and Working Sets, Top Sets, and Back-Off Sets.

The loading (amount of weight being used) of each set is what differentiates warm-up sets from working sets, and amongst your working sets, what separates your top sets from your back-off sets.

In order to progress, a combination of different intensities should be used during each training session. This means that you should expect to go through, at the very least, warm-up sets followed by building up to a top working set. In some instances, you may even utilize back-off sets.

“Warm-Up Sets” to come soon.

What I’d like to know is - Are you familiar with any of these terms? Please comment below.