Training Intensifiers

Drop sets, super sets, tri sets, giant sets, rest pause etc

Are great when you use them correctly. 
Fist off you need to understand that the name ‘intensifier’ is actually misleading because they don’t actually increase your training intensity (training intensity related to how close you are training to your 1RM)
they actually increase time under tension. 
Intensifiers actually lower the intensity of your training.

Intensifiers definitely do work for hypertrophy though and are a valuable tool in the tool box.

If you’re a natural lifter they can lead to overtraining quite quickly though so be careful. 
Don’t just have every workout full of super sets and giant sets as progression and increasing mechanical tension are more important for hypertrophy than metabolic damage. If you are enhanced then this may not be as much of an issue.

Intensifiers are good for a burn / pump but they don’t do much in the way of progressive overload. When you do them you’ll inevitable be working with less weight. 
Using intensifiers toward the end of your workouts and in programs focused on metabolic damage seem to work best. ✌🏼✌🏼✌🏼✌🏼✌🏼✌🏼✌🏼

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