Simple drop set training, step by step


A man exercising with weights.

Drop set exercises are great, particularly when working with machines at the gym, as drop sets allow the person training to understand a sensible weight or resistance range that the person exercising can work within or improve upon. Drop sets offer a challenging workout whilst minimising the risk of injury and giving full control of the routine being undertaken.

In addition, drop sets also allow for an increase in the demands of the exercise during a training session or a decrease in its demands (either going up the scale/amount of weight being worked in stages or the other way around). A lot of people who use drop set techniques tend to go for the former scale (as the heavier weight is started with) rather than the former, for slightly obvious reasons.

So, how to complete a drop set?