T Nation

Multiple Ramps in Layer Workouts

When doing multiple ramps in a single workout (e.g. ramping to 1RM, then 2RM, then 3RM in the strength workout, with clusters in between), is there any specific number of sets you recommend shooting for?

I’m thinking about 6-8 on the 1RM ramp (starting with sets of 3, decreasing reps every 2-3 sets) and about 4 for the 2RM and 3RM ramps should be roughly right. That’s what I did during my first layer session today and it felt very good.