Wanting to add some muscle but have limitations preventing you from lifting heavyweights? Another way to put on lean body mass while keeping your joints happy is by implementing giant sets to your routine. Giant sets typically consist of 3-4 exercises performed in a succession of each other, working for the same muscle group, with minimal rest between each exercise. The idea is to work the muscles in various angles and strength curves so that you activate as many muscle fibers in that region as possible. The result is lean muscle, definition, muscle endurance, and a killer burn during your workout. Your joints will be happy because you only need a light to moderate weight load where 12-15 reps can be performed with perfect form. This is known as giant sets for giant gains.
Try these 2 giant set blocks. The first block focuses on your chest or pectoral muscles.
Perform each block in a circuit style fashion and perform each exercise back-to-back with 60-90s rest between each exercise. The second block will follow the same framework as the first block. However, it works muscles directly opposite of the chest. Primarily the lats, mid-back, and rear delt muscles are targeted to promote muscle balance.
5 minutes of light to moderate intensity