Pyramid Principle builds muscle
This is the most basic technique that can be used by beginners, intermediate trainees and professional bodybuilding champions.
It instructs a trainee to perform the first set with a light weight (say 12 or 15 repetitions), the second set with a slightly heavier weight (about 10 reps), the third with a little more weight (about 8 reps) and the fourth with the heaviest possible weight (what that particular person can handle in textbook form for about 6 reps).
By gradually increasing the poundage set after set, the trainee can thoroughly warm-up his muscles before he begins to handle a very heavy weight.
This principle helps to keep injuries at bay.
As a person gains more strength, he should progressively add weights to his sets. This constantly challenges the target muscle and makes it to work harder.
When incorporated into a well-structured training routine and combined with enough rest and good nutrition (including food supplements), this principle can build a lot of muscle.
_ C. Lakshmi Kumar