When doing assistance exercises for 3-4 sets, 8-15 reps, what is the best way to choose your weights?
So far I’ve read there are different things like
straight sets - same weight being used for all sets
ramping sets - 2 warm up sets, 1 medium set, 1 very heavy set
pyramid - heavy set in the middle, the sets before and after are lighter
Also, maybe just a few warmup sets with one “all out” set.
Should I just lift the damn weight and work on getting more reps/weight each set, or should I pay attention to this kind of stuff and use it.
My days for lifting usually consist of:
1 compound movement (lower reps, try to gain strength on this consistently)
2-3 isolation/assitence exercises.
I hear all this “training to failure” stuff and I’m not sure what they mean by that either. Most of the time I ramp weights and just bust ass on each one, is there more to it or am I just overanalyzing this whole thing.
In my log you can see what I’m doing for assistance, if that helps.