Hi everyone, looking for some opinions/guidance in progression models. Right now I am between 2 types of progressions models. Both are similar, double progression types. The first one I was looking is one promoted by Steve Shaw (massive iron) and is the rep goal system. With this one, you have an upper rep count for a given number of sets. For example, 32 reps in 4 sets. In this model, every set is pretty much an AMRAP and once you hit the upper rep limit, you up the weight next work out and start again. So an exercise might be something like the following for 4 sets for 32 reps.
Set 1: 12 reps
Set 2: 10 reps
Set 3: 8 reps
Set 4: 6 reps
The second model Im looking at is a more traditional double progression where you try to get 4 sets of 8 reps (if the rep goal is 32). Once you get all 4 sets of 8 you up the weight the next work out. So I guess my questions is, is there really any difference/benefit/consequence of going all out on every set like in the rep goal system, or holding back a little in the first few sets in order to hit the upper rep range on the last few sets as seen in the traditional double progression model. Am I just splitting hairs here? My personal goal is to just get stronger over the long term. Im looking for a progression model that I can stick with indefinitely. Thanks everyone.