Limiting yourself on straight sets because you’re ‘saving some’ for your last set = weak sauce
Working your way up to the heaviest you can handle and then crushing that shit = win.[/quote]
You keep stating in every thread that ramping sets is superior to straight sets. Where is your evidence to support your claim?[/quote]
It comes from the following studies:
Prof X et al, 2003-2010. “WHY the fuck would you just jump into your heaviest sets? I need to get my body ready or I’ll injure myself” T-Nation, Bodybuilding.
Cephalic_Carnage, 2010. “It’s rare to see someone benching 400+ for reps after training under a decade if they’ve used straight sets the entire time. Ramping on the other hand, it can be accomplished much quicker.” T-Nation, Bodybuilding.
Bonez et al, 2010. “WHY are you recommending straight sets? Especially for legs? Come on, man.”
JayPierce, 2010. “Working your way up to the heaviest you can handle and then crushing that shit=win.”
Lol sorry, the ‘where is your evidence to support your claim’ just made it sounds way too much like you were looking for scientific journals, instead of real evidence of results, although I’m sure that’s not really true.
How bout the fact that almost every huge guy ramps his sets?
(Sorry if I mis-quoted anyone, I just remember seeing you large fellers saying similar things to that)[/quote]
There are huge guys that do straight sets as well. Also, those that ramp, they do that NOW. Did they do that their entire training career?
No one said to not warm up.
And yes, I am looking for scientific evidence. Or at least some kind of real-world data that shows ramping provides better results than straight sets. Right now, people are just spewing their dogma without proof.
I will, however, present Smolov squat cycle, with gains usually being 50+lbs in the squat in 16 weeks. Straight sets.
Sheiko powerlifting routine – by Boris Sheiko, Russian powerlifting team coach. Every day is a ramp up to multiple top sets at the same weight. All accessory work is straight sets.
Starting Strength (not personally a fan) – Mark Rippetoe, straight sets.
The results of any of the above programs can be researched on the internet. Am I saying straight sets are better? No. I personally ramp all my lifts. But it’s silly to suggest that that is the “best” way to train, and to tell people to switch for no apparent reason.[/quote]
I don’t really understand why people have made such a distinction anyway. What does it matter unless you’re doing something really stupid?
As long as you’re progressively overloading and not holding yourself back by doing too much, or doing too little, I don’t see any reason to make a fuss about “ramping vs. straight sets!”