Hello coach love the new presentation. Myo reps (& Scott fergusons muscle rounds) are awesome.
For the life of me I can’t seem to get to my top sets in just 2-3 (or even 4) preparatory sets. Especially for the big compound lifts and using the rest pause or cluster set intensification.
Many accessories (dumbbell shoulder press for instance) I also feel the need to “ramp”.
What drawbacks, if any, do you think come from doing best damn/bdw 2 but using a ramping method to peak performance for the top set (rather than 2-3 prep sets).
I would be “ramping” only in sets of 3-5 reps, jumping 10-20 Lbs per ramp depending on exercise.
Would the positive (for me) potentiating effects overcome the slightly higher volume (reps are still low, so ramping up in 5’s shouldn’t trigger that much cortisol/burn glycogen right?)
It makes a night and day for me, especially on big lifts. I can’t do 135, 225, then 315 for front squats (just as example).
Of course for the negative mtor sets and even myo reps I’m generally more primed to hit 2-3 sets before the top blast. But even these, ramping up in 5’s just really feels good and makes me feel in charge of the top set weight (and perform better) rather than feel this holy shit weight feeels so heavy sensation.
Thank you. Love this style. The only thing missing (in terms of enjoyment) for me was the lack of ramping/CNS potentiation
Edit: put differently, i feel the RPE of the top set is less (and feels better, like I’m killing the weight rather than vice versa) when I ramp a movement. Biofeedback (pump, joints, motivation) everything seems to improve during ramp. Jumping to top set after only 2-3 warmup/prep sets makes me “feel” the exercise harder by at least 3-4 points on RPE! Lol