Drop Sets – Are They Effective?



100 Responses

  1. Muhammed Aydoğan

    July 24, 2019 8:36 pm

    Chris Heria cannot sleep at nights if he didn't say these 😂😂🤣🤣🤣:
    Welcome elite thenx athletes
    Smash that like button!
    Keep that core tight!
    Mad love, peace out.

  2. Rohan 420hz_

    July 25, 2019 12:30 am

    You are the most effective gym instructor on the planet.. Smashing that like button ! More videos.. ♥️🔥

  3. Joel

    July 25, 2019 12:37 am

    man i was practicing the handstand kick up against the wall, the max progression im on with perfect form and control and the part in your video of 5 steps (the first video i saw about 4 days ago which got me started in calisthenics interest) where you talk about the click in your brain on the balancing with your fingers and that palm bone just happened. ty chris for opening the door
    look forward to the video tomorrow

  4. Huddie zilla

    July 25, 2019 7:02 am

    So Chris I have a question for you I’m someone trying to get back into the shape I once was lol years ago. I’m 36 this 27th and I use to be in great shape Or at least I’d like to think. So my question, diet and meals is the hardest thing for me because I’m older and yea to be honest i just don’t know how to plan it I watched your what I eat video and I have one problem I don’t eat vegetables any chance I can get some help or Suggestions

  5. Nezkko .-.

    July 25, 2019 4:18 pm

    I know it's your way of speaking, but I watch your videos with subtitles and you speak very fast, could you speak a little slower? thank you Chris.

  6. Alexandru Gheorghiceanu

    July 25, 2019 7:34 pm

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  7. Sean Collado

    July 28, 2019 3:25 am

    Congrats on the goals Chris! Can't wait for you to visit! I hope my work approves my vacation requests dates. Keep up with the grinding fam!

  8. jean duque

    July 28, 2019 12:31 pm

    Hey Chris learn first how to do proper squats, learn how fibers type I, type IIA, type IIX works and stop giving this BS videos ( there’s absolutely no evidence of drops sets are more beneficial, actually drops set pretty much only recruit type I fibers)…… just stick with calisthenics

  9. moris salas

    July 28, 2019 12:36 pm

    Again with the nonsense. First of all. Dropsets are not more effective than regular sets. Its just one way of training that might be effective. Second of all, you should never do dropsets doing squats the way you do it in the video. Thats just begging for injury and its just fuckin stupid. Thats just a trick people do to get views and its not a safe way of training. Chris you should stick with what you know and learn to squat first if you`re gonna show the squat at all

  10. Mario Vega

    July 28, 2019 1:44 pm

    ''Good job''!Absolute clown,spewing absolute NONSENSE !
    Uneducated piece of garbage.Extremely satisfying THUMBS DOWN !

  11. Dan Rafferty

    July 28, 2019 1:54 pm

    Wrong wrong wrong. You need to take a basic physiology class, bro. And that squat fiasco is only teaching someone how to get hurt. You are a great example of what is wrong with youtube fitness.

  12. PT Fitness

    July 28, 2019 1:59 pm

    By “first layer” I think you meant type 1 muscle fibers which is exactly what drop sets recruit…so In actuality heavier weight for lower repetitions would actually do what you intended to suggest in this video which was recruitment of type 2/X muscle fibers 💁🏾‍♂️ @mr_motiv8_fitness

  13. Crystal Clear Game Studios

    July 28, 2019 2:51 pm

    can't find Alan's comment, I'll repost since you don't give disclaimers or warnings and are going to cause people to get hurt. DON'T HAVE WEIGHTS REMOVED FROM A BAR UNLESS IT'S SAFELY ON THE RACK. DOING OTHERWISE CAN LEAD TO ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES.

  14. Shea Doherty

    July 28, 2019 3:13 pm

    Chris, stop squatting or learn how to squat properly. Also, read up on the Henneman principle. Drop sets don't recruit more motor units than straight sets, higher intensity loads do.

  15. Tobias funke

    July 28, 2019 4:20 pm

    ACE and NASM should start showing people Chris Heria videos for educational purposes

    The educational purpose is that the people trying to get certified have to point out all of Chris' mistakes and lies this way future trainers wont be as uneducated or as uninformed as chris.

  16. MrBuzz

    July 28, 2019 4:29 pm

    I did exactly what you did, and I broke both of my knees, now I am on a wheelchair but I surely stimulated the deepest layers of my muscles so that is fine

  17. Trib NordiCelt

    July 28, 2019 4:39 pm

    This is scientifically incorrect. And doing back squats like that is just dangerous. What are you doing??

  18. Zatellite Music

    July 28, 2019 5:01 pm

    Dude, some things are more important than your ego. People's safety while exercising is something that shouldn't be taken lightly, and that squat with people removing weights while it's on your back it's an accident waiting to happen.

  19. Discount Statham

    July 28, 2019 5:14 pm

    Dude you seriously need to study how muscle fibers work. Also what kind of an idiot has people strip weight that isnt secured on the rack. That is not only a danger to you, but to your spotters as well.

  20. TheFunnyManHQ

    July 28, 2019 6:26 pm

    Oof. Deleted EDDF's comment on here. Maybe should just delete these idiotic videos instead? This is one of the dumbest videos I have seen in fitness industry.

  21. tj matally

    July 28, 2019 6:33 pm

    Please, please, do not take exercise science information from this video seriously. We all understand Chris is one of the best & strongest calisthenics athletes out there with top-tier quality videos but do not let it distract you from the fact that the information he's spewing is literally the opposite of how muscle fibers work and how barbell back squats should be performed. Chris is a talented athlete, not a qualified fitness professional with sufficient exercise science knowledge. I would strongly recommend any of Shredded Sports Science or Athlean-X informative videos to correctly view how muscle fiber recruitment works and with proper execution. Don't confuse admiration with qualification.

  22. hazza3

    July 28, 2019 9:16 pm

    Your demonstration looks dangerous, mate. Clench your hands and keep your back straight or you will get hurt and others copying you will definitely get hurt.

    Worse so, you're not following your own advice you just gave prior to the demonstration. Take this video downb efore people get hurt, re-shoot a new one with genuine advice and sports science, not advice from a magazine.

  23. Daniel P

    July 28, 2019 10:20 pm

    Oops, Chris. Getting ripped apart again. Giving flawed info is hard these days. Stick to what you know to stick around longer.

  24. Dragon Strength

    July 29, 2019 12:37 am

    If drop sets work, then this guy and his squat are a terrible example considering that was what im guessing a 45 plus two 35s, altogether 275? And he never broke parallel. It wasnt til he was down to 45s that he got in like 2 that were just under the hip crease. If it wasnt atg, far as i and the entire weight lifting community is concerned, you didnt squat that day. Learn proper form or stick to the calisthenics youre good at and maybe people might listen a little more. Meanwhile tho, yall should go check out @Austin Dunham. Great calisthenics athlete, learning how to lift weights the right way, and hes generally more muscular so he def knows what hes doing, unlike some people who wear big sweaters at cons to hide his tiny baby muscles. 😂😂

  25. Mustafa Abd.

    July 29, 2019 4:05 am

    Amazing bar and calistetics stuff man, but ya definitely should’ve stayed away from the squats, it looked horrendous

  26. Cottage Cheese

    July 29, 2019 6:23 am

    Drop your ego chris. You are just keeping on ashaming yourself with this kind of video.

  27. John Wig

    July 29, 2019 9:40 am

    Stay in your lane Chris. Ure an extraordinary bar athlete but not only did u fuck up when it comes to nutrition & fat burning, but also when it comes to science behind drop sets. Just keep it to calisthenics tutorials and let other qualified youtubers handle other aspects of fitness especially when it comes to sports science and tutorials of heavy lifts which i think you arent adequately qualified from the perspective of accuracy & safety etc

  28. Abhishek Jaiswal

    July 29, 2019 10:57 am

    Make way for science!
    About time good folks take over fitness Youtube, this crap is too much


    July 29, 2019 12:21 pm

    God damn terrible advice. The like to dislike ratio is shocking considering how dangerous this is.

  30. Vladimir Rodriguez

    July 29, 2019 1:22 pm

    Great job Chris keep up the great work and don’t let anyone ever stop you from doing what your passionate about

  31. Hunter H

    July 29, 2019 4:28 pm

    Instead of people trying to shit on him for his squats how about you actually present some sort of legitimate critique. His form isn't all that bad and it's certainly not dangerous, you always have small form breakdowns when executing a compound movement with a heavy weight that requires more effort. Yes, the stripping of weights while holding the weight isn't a smart thing to do but other than that I saw nothing wrong or at least nothing dangerous about the squats themselves… Bunch of people in here just looking to appear smarter than the next by parroting comments.

  32. VirtualMedic

    July 29, 2019 5:41 pm

    Your squat is shit, your explanations are utter shit (not just in a way u explain it, but totally,essentially wrong), you talk about things u obviously know shit about and ur audience only looks at ur body and believe in every stupid shit u say… fucking internet…. every idiot gets to say stupid things to even bigger idiots… HOW DO I LIKE TO DO MY EXERCISE ??? IN A TOTALLY WRONG WAY !!! Nutrition and science are not for painted boytoy… Stick to ur girly songs, calisthenics and vlogs… Leave science to smart ppl…

  33. Tobias funke

    July 29, 2019 6:41 pm

    How is this garbage video still up. What he says is so inaccurate and it just shows us how uneducated he is on the basics of exercise physiology

  34. Jocifer Luther

    July 31, 2019 4:18 pm

    yo man i saw this video that popped up on my shit cos i thought iit was a new vid u put out but man this dude is seriously talking mad shit about u fam but dont worry man i backed u up Heria u my dawg

  35. Sphakamiso Zondi

    August 1, 2019 10:39 am

    I love your callisthenics content. But how you squat is a recipe for injury bro. Just constructive criticism, other than that i like your energy bro.

  36. Andrew Aesthetics

    August 2, 2019 1:03 am

    idk why this guy makes fitness content cause I could go to any gym and find at least 5 to 10 guys who look better than this guy. content is shit, form is shit, information is shit, and he looks like shit. Think u need to find a new hobby bro cause you're gonna get people injured giving out this awful information.

  37. Midgyy

    August 6, 2019 1:33 am

    I find it funny how everyone think there experts because they watched shredded sports science, every comment is repeating what sports science said about muscle fibres lmao

  38. Gerardo V

    August 6, 2019 5:58 pm

    His squat is really not that bad, his back remained straight and he would go down to parallel and he used reasonable weight for his level of strength, he may have had some minor errors explaining muscle fibers and that’s okay he is human not every channel is perfect and it shouldn’t diminish what a drop set could do, especially for body weight movements which made up most of the video anyways. If I do 4 handstand push ups and then go down to pike pushups right after and keep going, Next time I do handstand push-ups 4 reps wouldn’t be as hard anymore because my body adapted and increased my work capacity and most likely induced hypertrophy do to a longer time under tension. If you are a powerlifter and want to try out something new like calisthenics then that’s awesome, when you workout try out the new moves you have decided to implement and when you get to squat just stick to the technique you learned as a powerlifter and you will still continue to better your health and fitness.

  39. Gustav Heide-Jørgensen

    August 6, 2019 6:27 pm

    Read starting strength for your own safety if you wish to continue incoperating squats – just to learn the basic mechanics.

  40. Ran7480

    August 9, 2019 9:08 am

    Too many people who watched eddf or sss are now experts in fitness and science after they watched their review. Before that, there was no comment. Ofcourse, i 'm against dropsets and this squat technique with this bad form, but was wondering if these sheep below knew that before watching sss?🤔 I highly doubt that after looking at the history of video upload with respect to comments in coincidence with james linker's video.

  41. Ricardo Hernández

    August 9, 2019 2:03 pm

    Please never do squats again: stick to your fat burning zumba shit and the soyboyery.

  42. Ken Mahinay

    August 12, 2019 8:24 pm

    Ouch, even though you explained why you don't re-racked, you should teach safety I can almost feel the tension in your spine. Don't teach wrong info.

  43. Stephen G

    September 2, 2019 12:30 am

    Should post a poll asking how many people have annihilated their backs by following this crap advice. I can't believe trash like this is allowed to circulate.

  44. Tanay Singh

    September 22, 2019 1:40 pm

    Everyone is seeing only his back squat , and i know because of that man. With one punch man head . Just see Chris's knowledge and also he's a human so mistakes are normal and if you all are expecting something miraculous from chris , just meet him , Miami Usa

  45. E FA

    September 23, 2019 5:42 pm

    He can do whaterver and how ever he wants to because he is strong as F! This is why I dont do your normal gym rat crap and then stop to look in the mirrors lmoa

  46. E FA

    September 23, 2019 5:47 pm

    To all the HATERS below the real SCIENCE is knowing your strengths of your own body what your capabilities are and what are your weaknesses. STOP with all this science shit those are all old lessons from a book written by a scientist who is 6 ft under..lmao "GOES HERIA FAM!!! CALESTHENICS FOREVER!

  47. Mahid M

    September 27, 2019 6:14 am

    This is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. How you calling this a drop set? Stop teaching incorrect information especially with embarassing form! Stick to calisthenics.

  48. Revitup_747

    October 23, 2019 9:34 am

    I don’t know how or where you got the information backing this video but it’s flat out wrong and if someone follows this their going to get themselves injured 🤦🏼‍♂️

  49. Maria Rubio

    October 29, 2019 6:39 pm

    Awesome upper body workouts but not able to do one good squat. Please don’t squat like this this guy. Peace ✌🏽

  50. Marky Mark

    November 28, 2019 5:42 pm

    This guy said that you want to complete all sets of an exercise to to get maximum contraction of that muscle. Lmaooo. Wtf is he talking about.


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