okay guys sorry for the newb question that im sure a lot of you are tired of answering.
I've always done straight sets (3x10,4x8,5x5etc.) all using the same weight ever since i started lifting 3 years ago. I'm pretty disapointed with my numbers and i'd like to blame it on genetics, but i've noticed a lot of the bigger guys or the guys with bigger numbers like to ramp and there are just so many ways to do it. I know ramping is one of those preference things but id like to know if im fucking this up. so this is what i did today on my chest and tri day in the gym.
flat barbell bench press
incline dumbbell bench press
for triceps i just kept 3x10 straight sets.
so next week when i do bb flat bench i do 265 again and try to do more than 4 reps? and if i do then the week after i try for like 270 or 275?
and on the incline DB bench next week i go for 100 as many times as i can right?
one more question regarding ramping, would it be more optimal to lower reps as i get closer to my last set for instance on my flat bb bench press once i hit 245 to lower reps to 2 or 3 so that i can possibly get more reps on my last set?