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Giant Sets Workout Routines

Updated on March 10, 2013

Info About Giant Sets

Before check out the giant sets routine throughout this article, read below to find out what giant sets are and what the benefits of training with giant sets are.

What Are Giant Sets

Giant Sets is a set system. It is when you do 4 or more exercises back-to-back-to-back-to-back with no rest in between. Once the very last rep is completed on the last exercise, then you have completed one giant set.

Benefits Of Giant Sets Workout Routines

Giant sets workout routines are great to train with if you have limited time to train. Most routines can be completed within 20 minutes.

The set system also doubles as a cardio workout, which means you can burn a whole lot of fat. You can also gain a lot of muscle when training with a giant sets workout routine.

How Often Can You Train With Giant Sets

Ultimately the decision is up to you, but usually one giant set workout per muscle group, per week is enough.

Giant Sets Chest Routine


Below is a giant sets workout routine for chest.

Bench Press

Do this exercise first. You will want to use heavy weight and try to aim for 6-8 reps.

Incline Bench Press

This will be the second exercise you do. Try to aim for 6-8 reps using moderate to heavy weight.

Pec-Deck Flyes

This is the third exercise you will do. You will want to use light weight and do between 10-12 reps.

Incline Flyes

This is the final exercise you will want to do. Use light weight and aim for 10-12 reps.


Giant Sets Workout Routine For Arms

Below is a giant sets workout routine you can do for your arms.

Bicep Curls

Grab a barbell, preferably one with heavy weight loaded on it. You will then want to do between 6-8 reps. Once you have done this, go onto the second exercise.

Concentration Curls

Grab a light dumbbell and then do 12-15 reps for this particular exercise.

Close-Grip Bench Press

This exercise works mainly your triceps. Use heavy weight for this exercise. Try to get 6-8 reps in.

Tricep Extensions

Grab a light dumbbell and do 15-20 reps of this exercise.

Wrist Curls

Grab a very light dumbbell and perform 15-25 reps.


Giant Sets Workout Routine For Shoulders

Below is a giant sets workout routine for shoulders.

Shoulder Presses

This is the first exercise you will want to do. Grab a heavy barbell and try to do 6-8 reps.

Front Raises

You will grab a pair of light dumbbells and perform 10-12 reps. This exercise works your front delts.

Lateral Raises

Once again, grab light dumbbells and do between 15-20 reps.

Seated Reverse Flyes

Grab very light dumbbells and perform 15-20 reps. This exercise trains your rear delts.

Giant Sets Workout For Back

Here is a giant sets workout routine for your back.

Deadlifts

Do deadlifts with a barbell, and make sure the barbell is loaded with heavy weight. Do 6-8 reps.

Barbell Rows

Barbells rows is the second exercise you will do. Do lightweight and aim to do 10-12 reps.

Pull-downs

This is the third exercise you will do. Do lightweight and perform 12-15 reps.

Dumbbell Rows

The final exercise you will do are dumbbell rows. Do very light weight and do 20-25 reps.

Giant Sets Workout Routine For Legs

Below is a giant sets workout routine for your legs.

Barbell Squats

Use heavy weight and perform 6-8 reps. Do full squats, not half squats.

Leg Extensions

Do machine leg extensions, light weight, 12-15 reps.

Seated Machine Leg Curls

Do this exercise next. Use very light weight and do 12-15 reps.

Side Lunges

Grab light dumbbells and perform 15-20 reps.

Calf Raises

This is the last exercise you will want to do. Do light weight and do 15-25 reps.


Giant Sets Workout Routine For Traps

Below is a giant sets workout routine for traps.

Dumbbell Shrugs With Dumbbells To The Side

Grab heavy dumbbells and perform 10-12 reps.

Incline Dumbbell Shrugs

Use moderate weighted dumbbells and get on an incline bench, and perform 12-15 reps.

Barbell Shrugs With Barbell In Front

Load up a barbell with light weight and do 12-15 reps.

Barbell Shrugs With The Barbell In The Back

Shrug with a barbell loaded with light weight, with the barbell behind your back. Do 12-15 reps.

Giant Sets Workout Routine For ABS

Below is a giant sets workout routine for abs.

Crunches

Do as many crunches as you're able to do.

Sit-ups

Do as many reps as you can do.

Oblique Crunches

Do as many reps as possible.

Side Bends With Dumbbells

Do as many reps as possible.


Giant Sets Workout Routine Tips

There are a few tips you may want to keep in mind if you choose to train with giant sets. The first is to not overdo it. Do this set system when you need to shock your muscles and stick with a routine for about 4-5 weeks before changing it up with another routine.

Another tip to keep in mind is to train with heavy, moderate and light weight when you choose to train with this set system. Doing this will help you achieve some very good results.

Also, feel free to train with giant sets 2-3 times per week if you are training your abs. If you are wanting a good strong stomach, then a giant sets workout routine is the way to go.

If you are wondering how many total giant sets you should do in a workout, the answer is 2-4 total sets. If you train small muscles such as biceps, then 2 total giant sets will be good. If you are training chest, then do between 3-4 total giant sets. Once you gain experience training with this type of set system, you will be able to judge how many reps and total sets you should be doing.

Conclusion

Choosing a giant sets workout routine is very easy to do, and you will find that using the basic routine in this article can help you achieve some great results. If you want to get into great shape, then try out the above routines for each of your muscle groups. After about 4 weeks, you should see a major change in your body.

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