Coach Thib (and anyone else interested),
Today, I figured out a different way to perform a double ramp. I felt incredibly locked-in with the movement and even the heavier weights seemed light. I figured I would post it here and see what everyone’s thoughts are.
The exercise used was front squats. I looped a resistance band onto each end of a barbell in the catches of a squat rack such that I could change the resistance on the bands by setting the spotting pins at different positions.
I would then do a set of squats, rack the bar, set the pins one notch higher (so that the resistance on the bands was greater) and perform another set. Then the spotting pin was brought to the original position, more weight was put on the bar and the process was repeated.
Set 1 - 135 x 3 (pin @ position 1)
Set 2 - 135 x 3 (pin @ position 2, more band tension)
Set 3 - 155 x 3 (pin @ position 1)
Set 4 - 155 x 3 (pin @ position 2, more band tension)
Set 5 - 175 x 3 (pin @ position 1)
Set 6 - 175 x 3 (pin @ position 2, more band tension)
There is a ton of other ways to do this. You could easily add 2 or 3 more positions to the spotting pegs or change the rep scheme around.
Let me know what you think.