Generally it’s said that hyperthropy is 6-12reps 3-6sets with 2min breaks. And, doing less than 6 reps is more strenght training. But…
What about 4reps 1min break 8sets?
or 3 reps and 10 sets with 15sec break?
What if after doing 6reps x 6sets 2min break, you just keep going but with lower weights, so that you always get 6reps (kinda like pyramid), until you can’t the lift the barbell anymore?
How does these training variations affect hyperthropy (musclegrowth) and strength? (let’s think about overhead press or front squat or bench press in these examples)
Thanks for your help.
Edit: To put it more simply:
Question 1. If I drop the rest time but also drop the repetitions (more weight) at what point is it more hyperthropy than strength. Rest time vs repetitions.
Question 2. When we talk about training to failure, say we do 8reps x 4sets. During the last two sets you need help to get the 8th rep. Now, if you would just continue doing sets but dropped the weight so you alway almost get the 8th rep with small help. And would do more sets, always dropping weight. Say:
150kg x 8 x 4
and then continue 130kg x8, 115kg x 8, 100kg x 8, 80kg x8, 60kg x 8,40x 8, 20kg x6 (barbell weight).
Would this be good for hyperthropy (training for total failure once a week) or not ideal(why?).
(In competetive judo we trained endurance with explosive jumping squats for 5min~ until our legs didnt lift us up anymore. So I am wondering why people dont literally train to failure with weights and restperiods)