Although it is very taxing, I have alwasys felt that doing drop sets has helped to push me further. Besides, drop sets are fun! For example, I start with 265 on the bench press (plates: 35,25,25,25) do the following in rapid succession on bench presses having my spotter strip off 25lb plates as the max rest time: Wide grip 265x5 Med Grip 215x5 Close Grip 165x8 You can see that this adds up to higher reps (18). Another example using DB pullovers followed by strict-form cambered bar skullkrushers: pullover: 140x5 skullkrusher: 75x12 Here again, 17 reps. I like doing really heavy shrugs. I can do 405x20. I don't know where this fits in. It isn't a drop set, but a shrug has a very limited muscular ROM for the traps. It is great fun to go ballistic. Wow, I totally miss shrugs and pullovers. Not part of my current routine. [idea] The question: Where do these balls-out, high rep sets (including drop sets) fit into HST?