A drop set is a resistance training system that is popular among bodybuilders. It is a technique that allows a client to continue a set past the point where it would usually terminate. Drop sets, sometimes referred to as stripping, involves performing a set to failure, then removing a small percentage of the load and continuing with the set. This procedure can be repeated several times (2 to 3 drops in load per set is standard). A set to failure followed by three successive load decrements performed with no rest would be referred to as a triple drop.
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