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4 Benefits Of Giant Sets You Should Know About

Updated on February 3, 2018
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Giant sets involve doing a series of four or more exercises in a row, and counting it as one set, which is known as a giant set. There are many benefits of giant sets. If you want to know what four of them are, then continue to read on.

1. Doubles As A Mini-Cardio Workout

One of the best things about giant sets is they double as a cardio workout. You'll be doing exercise after exercise after exercise, which means you're continually moving with minimum rest. Depending on what you're training for, you might be able to scrap cardio altogether.

Do keep in mind that you'll only be doing a mini-cardio workout. It won't be the equivalent of doing an hour long session of running on the treadmill at full intensity or anything like that. However, if you're one of those people who dread doing cardio or always skipping it, at least you'll have peace of mind knowing you're doing a mini-cardio workout when you train with giant sets.

2. Fast Workouts

Giant sets allow you to complete workouts fast. It doesn't matter what body part you're training or if you want to do 4, 5 or 6 exercises, you will breeze through your workouts. You can do an entire leg workout in less than 15-20 minutes when you train with giant sets.

You can even train multiple body parts in a session and still wrap things up fast. For example, you can use giant sets for your chest workout and then use them again for your triceps or shoulder workout. Training chest and shoulders together typically take awhile, but with giant sets you'll complete your entire workout in half the time or less.

3. Increase Muscle Mass/Burn Fat

Perhaps the best thing about giant sets is they can be used to increase muscle mass and burn fat or do one or the other. Generally speaking, they will help you do both. But, you can tweak your workouts so you either pack on more muscle or you burn an insane amount of fat.

For example, if your goal is to burn a bunch of fat, then train with light weight and aim to do at least 15 reps per exercise. If you want to pack on as much mass as possible, then use moderate or heavy weight and aim for 4-6 reps per exercise. The beauty of giant sets is you can tweak your workouts to help you reach your specific mass or fat burning goals.

4. Get Results Fast

The more intense your workouts are, the faster you'll get results. This is why training with giant sets is a good idea. Realistically, you should see results within 6-8 weeks if you train with giant sets 3-4 days per week and for 6-8 weeks in a row. As a rule of thumb, you should use giant sets every single time you train a body part, but don't train that body part more than once per week. Trust us, giant sets are intense, so there's no need to target the same body part two times per week.


Do you want to get results fast, regardless if your goal is to pack on mass, burn fat or both? Do you want to do a mini-cardio workout during your weight training session? If so, then start training with giant sets today.


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