Giant Set Or Circuit Style Training?

giant set or circuit



Special Report! How To Build Muscle and Burn Fat...FAST!!

This FREE report will explain how to burn fat and build muscle in the FASTEST way possible. This is report will show you HOW to build a muscle building and fat burning plan that allows you to reach your goals in the fastest manner possible! This report is top SECRET and the information in this report is not widely shared among the professionals...Get FREE access today!! Click here to get the report.


Question

Hi,

I Just started working out and was wondering if I am doing it right by working on 1 machine for 10-12 reps then doing the next machine for 10-12 reps, so on and so on.

And when I have done 5-6 machines, start at the beginning again and go through the second set of reps, from machine to machine? Or should I stay at 1 machine and do 3-5 sets of 10-12 reps before moving on to the next machine?

Thanks.

Submitted by Tim

Answer

Hi Tim,

I'm not entirely sure what it is your asking.

I really don't know what you're trying to accomplish with your weight training program.

Are you trying to build muscle? Power? Fitness? Without knowing what it is your trying to accomplish, it's hard to know what to recommend.

The workout you are describing sounds like a circuit training program where you do either your upper or lower body or your whole body in one “giant” set.

For example, let's say you start with leg extensions, you do 10 to 12 reps and than go on to pull downs and do 10 to 12 repetitions and than do the bench press for 10 to 12 repetitions until you have gone through your entire routine. This is more like a circuit training program and is used more or less to improve your cardiovascular endurance and to burn fat. However, this type of weight training routine can be customized to high intensity training for building strength and muscle mass.

By sticking with the exercise and performing 3 sets of 10 for a specific body part, you are not doing a “circuit” style training program. Instead you are exercising the muscle according to a body specific exercise. For example, doing 3 sets of 10 for chest on the bench press; 3 sets of 10 for the shoulders on the shoulder press; And doing 3 sets of 10 for the leg extension. These types of sets and exercises are more or less for split routines.

Again, it all depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Here are some resources for you to look through:

Benefits of circuit training

Circuit training program to burn fat and build muscle

Full body workout or split weight training workout


Need to gain 10 pounds of muscle and get ripped FAST?

Kyle Leon has helped thousands of people just like you get big, lean and ripped in a short period of time. He offers a 9 week muscle building / get ripped system that I highly recommend. I've purchased and used his system and it is one of the better systems out there. Here's why it works - It uses your own body type to create a truly unique muscle building system. The system uses:

  • Body type;
  • Gender;
  • Age;
  • Metabolism; And
  • Activity levels

To produce a 9 week muscle building course that includes a weight training program and custom nutrition system. I've actually purchased and used the program myself. You can read my review of this program at:

Kyle Leon Muscle Maximizer Review

Also check out his video and he explains the 3 things that you MUST avoid if you want to build muscle and get ripped. Check it out here.


All the best,

Blake

As the owner of Building Muscle 101, I am committed to providing you the best practical weight training advice. I've been training for over 24 years (and still train to this day!) and the advice and guidance I provide comes directly from my experience and knowledge.



Home > Tools and Resources HQ > Questions and Answers