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Clip of Someone Ramping Up

A Lesson in Rocket Science

Perhaps we should have posted this instead of 50-page threads on ramping up. Notice the difficulty in this - adding weight to a bar.

I never got all the ramping discussions on this board, I thought they were called warm up sets.

Whatever floats your boat.

Let’s get some more content in this thread and I’ll seriously consider adding it to the sticky.

[quote]mr popular wrote:
Let’s get some more content in this thread and I’ll seriously consider adding it to the sticky.[/quote]

Are you serious?

That one video is enough content alone to show that we don’t need much discussion on how go about doing an exercise.

I don’t get it. What if I’m only repping 95 on the shoulder press? Should I still be adding an extra plate per side after each set?

[quote]LankyMofo wrote:
I don’t get it. What if I’m only repping 95 on the shoulder press? Should I still be adding an extra plate per side after each set?[/quote]

Yup!

[quote]LankyMofo wrote:
I don’t get it. What if I’m only repping 95 on the shoulder press? Should I still be adding an extra plate per side after each set?[/quote]

…?

People still don’t get it? I agree that some threads the same question gets asked to many times in to many different ways.

Hell the whole clip of him doing shoulder press pretty much sums up the ramping…

I love the info you guys give but for real?

ramping is just adding weight each set and its not a new concept, unless I’m missing something…its just warm up sets that lead to a max effort, right?

why all the complicated terms for stuff most people do instinctively

doesnt everyone know this?

there cannot be people who are confused by this, right?

Nice vid… Also shows a good definition of intensity where his spotter thought he was done at 5 reps and he banged out 2 more, as he felt he could do it… Or when he’s doing his rear dealt lats he bangs out a bunch, take a breath and then bangs out a few more…

Thanks for sharing… It’s a great vid…

[quote]LankyMofo wrote:
I don’t get it. What if I’m only repping 95 on the shoulder press? Should I still be adding an extra plate per side after each set?[/quote]

This info is appropriate if you’re not joking with me.

If you’re only using 95 in the shoulder press, you’ve probably only been training under a year or are pretty weak for a lengthier experience. At that level of strength, you might even still get away with straight sets (eg, 3 x 8 x 95) and you don’t need much warming up at all (1 or 2 warmup sets).

[quote]Ct. Rockula wrote:
doesnt everyone know this?

there cannot be people who are confused by this, right?[/quote]

Dude, there are still people posting on this, indicating that they’re confused.

[quote]Bricknyce wrote:

[quote]mr popular wrote:
Let’s get some more content in this thread and I’ll seriously consider adding it to the sticky.[/quote]

Are you serious?

That one video is enough content alone to show that we don’t need much discussion on how go about doing an exercise. [/quote]

I think the Bodybuilding Bible thread does a great job explaining how 99% of bodybuilders train, but I also believe that being able to see that material put into practice is invaluable for beginners.

I think having a visual reference to go along with the Bodybuilding Bible would be extremely beneficial, so let me be more specific: I would like to see more videos that really demonstrate a real, complete, bodybuilding workout (the kind that you do in the offseason - anyone can find a video of Kai prepping for a contest or Vic doing a magazine shoot arm workout, etc.).

You can’t expect a beginner to hop on youtube and search for ‘bodybuilding workout’ and be able to distinguish between what they should be emulating and what they shouldn’t.

Also, I’m assuming some beginners will inevitably come into this thread requesting input or asking questions, so let’s handle any questions here once and for all and put them into the sticky for reference.

For instance, a beginner may not understand how or why many guys warmup on back days with pullups, how that fits into the general ramping philosophy, or whether every ramped set is taken to failure, or not, etc.etc.etc…

And I think being able to watch a video series like this one is going to be worth more to a beginner’s attitude towards training than some text on a screen ever would:

Know what I mean?

Nice one Brick. I like this one,

[quote]Ct. Rockula wrote:
doesnt everyone know this?

there cannot be people who are confused by this, right?[/quote]

You must have missed the half dozen(maybe more) threads where people had to ask questions about this endlessly.

Dusty is a tank, should make a great showing later this year and compete with the best SHWs in the country.

How many reps should I do on my first second and 3rd ramp sets? Are ramp sets part of the warm up?

SSC: Thanks for posting.

I believe Jimmy Henderson, Glen Chabot, and Bill Kazmier were the best bench press specialists to ever live.

[quote]Airtruth wrote:
How many reps should I do on my first second and 3rd ramp sets? Are ramp sets part of the warm up?[/quote]

We’ll only answer if you’re not fucking with us.

[quote]Airtruth wrote:
How many reps should I do on my first second and 3rd ramp sets? Are ramp sets part of the warm up?[/quote]
1, 2, and 3 respectively. And no, they’re extra

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