Rest as little as possible between exercises. Aim for two to four minutes between giant sets.
To determine how much work to do, count each component as a set. Our sample shoulder workout has five sets. Run through it three or four times for 15 to 20 total sets.
Select a weight that has you fail every 10 or so reps.
Giant-set tip sheet
Unless you have access to a sparsely populated gym, line up your equipment ahead of time, minimizing the distance from one exercise to the next.
Rotating through the exercises with at least one partner will help you keep dibs on equipment.
Even if you do only straight sets for every other body part, you can benefit from working your abs with giant sets, as they respond best to high volume.
Choose a wide variety of exercises. For this reason, your biceps (stressed with only curls) are not a great giant-set target. In contrast, your back (with a plethora of machine and free-weight rows and pulldowns) is an excellent candidate.