Contrary to the traditional pyramid training where you start with a lighter weight and progressively increase to your heaviest, the Reverse Pyramid method turns this concept on its head.
With RPT, you begin with your heaviest set and gradually reduce the weight for subsequent sets.
For instance, in traditional pyramid training for bench press, you might start with:
Set 1: 12 reps at 135 lbs
Set 2: 10 reps at 155 lbs
Set 3: 8 reps at 175 lbs
However, in RPT, the sequence would be:
Set 1: 6 reps at 175 lbs
Set 2: 8 reps at 155 lbs
Set 3: 10 reps at 135 lbs