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Definition of Pyramid Sets


Updated April 09, 2014


Pyramid sets are weight training sets in which the progression is from lighter weights with a greater number of repetitions in the first set, to heavier weights with fewer repetitions in subsequent sets.

A reverse pyramid is the opposite in which the heavier weights are used at the beginning and progressively lightened.


The program called for one set of 15 repetitions for the first set, with a 20% increase in weight for each of the next two sets for 12 and 9 repetitions respectively.

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