Tri-sets and giant sets

article explaining what tri-sets and giant sets are

Tri-sets and giant sets are advanced bodybuilding techniques and a natural progression in intensity beyond super setting.

Tri-sets

A tri-set usually consists of three or more exercises that stimulate the same muscle group in slightly different ways and are performed back to back without rest. 

An example of a tri-set for the deltoid muscles could include the following exercises:

1a) Dumbbell Shoulder Press

1b) Dumbbell Lateral Raise

1c) Barbell Front Raise

Check out the Tri-set set video below.

 

Giant sets

Giant sets are very similar to tri-sets but consist of four or more exercises that stimulate the same muscle group in slightly different ways. They are performed back to back without any rest. A rest period only follows after completing the full cycle of four or more exercises. 

An example of a giant set for the latissimus dorsi muscles of the back could include the following exercises:

1a) Bent over barbell row

1b) Lat pulldown

1c) Seated cable row

1d) Single-arm dumbbell row

Check out the Giant set video below.

 

Learn more about these advanced resistance training systems and how to instruct them by enrolling on our level 3 diploma in personal training.

Join our Members Club

FREE Subscription to our Members Club newsletter - delivering motivational tips, advice and support for anyone aspiring to succeed in the health and fitness industry.

Subscribe