Where super sets are 2 exercises, a Giant Set refers to 3 or more exercises that are performed one after the other, often in an attempt to either save time and / or get more work done within a session.
There are typically only a few combinations we would recommend using as a giant set which are:
- Bicep Isolation, Tricep Isolation, Shoulder Isolation
- Quad Isolation, Hamstring Isolation, Calves, Abs
The biggest consideration when implementing Giant Sets is muscle overlap and fatigue. Even in the first combination, you may find your shoulders fatigue very quickly as they are used to a minor degree in bicep and tricep exercises for stabilisation.
We will indicate which, if any, movements are appropriate for a Giant Set.
If you decide to use Giant Sets for other exercises, make sure you are:
- Only using Giant Sets for your isolations (not your compound movements like squats, deadlifts etc).
- Either doing them every week or on the rare occasion when you are pushed for time to keep performance consistent- don’t chop and change week-to-week.