Laura Flynn Endres
What is an Exercise Pyramid?
Pyramid training involves a steady increase (or decrease) in repetitions throughout a circuit. Pyramid training can be used for fat loss, strength, muscle definition, and endurance.
A Descending Reps Pyramid of 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 would look like this:
5 Squats 5 Push-Ups 5 Sit-Ups
And so on until you do 1 Rep of each.
As you fatigue, the number of reps lower. This is helpful mentally - you can continue pushing hard, knowing you have fewer reps each time.
That said, a Pyramid for an advanced exerciser might include climbing back up in reps.
10, 8, 6, 4, 2 Reps
2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Reps
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If you want a simple workout that packs a punch, pyramid 2-3 exercises and give it a go!
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