Ive been lifting for over 10years now, and I understand the concept of ramping on compounds lifts. My whole goal is to grow my bi’s larger. Ive always read and understand your bi’s need to be worked differently ( meaning higher volume) So for example last night I trained the bi’s with 9 sets of 3 diff exercises. After I warmed up I performed 3 straight set of 10reps with 60lbs on Alt Db curls, and then went to hammers and performed the same 3x10, and then to cable curls.
From what I understand, I should have performed sets like this: 20lbs for 10, 40lb for 10 and then 60lb for 10, and then moved to the next exercise. To me I get a much more intense workout doing 3 straight sets than I would have with ramping, because out of 9 sets only 3 sets would have been all out sets when ramping. Correct me if Im wrong here. I know that ramping is great and most big lifters ramp, and I ramp on my compound lifts, just plz educate me on why ramping is better on accessory lifts.[/quote]
You answered your own question man, “To me I get a much more intense workout doing 3 straight sets than I would have with ramping,” why would you want to ramp if you like straight sets more?
Furthermore, the point of ramping is so you can do more than 60 x 10 on that last set, why on earth you would do 20 x 10, 40 x 10, and 60 x 10 when you are strong enough to do 60 x 10, 60 x 10, 60 x 10 is beyond me. The point of ramping is to get you warmed up for that 80 x 10 set.
I do straight sets and ramping sets, these questions are frusturating to me because you said you have been lifting for 10 years and this is so basic my friend.
You know what works, do it, nobody here can tell you what works best for you, only you can make that decision so do your thing.[/quote]
Austin, its even more frustrating too bc of the experience i have, but the experience i have is what was drilled into me by my strength coach, Hell for biceps he’d say do 5 sets of 5 as heavy as you can go… and that would be it, he was training pure strength but no hypertrophy.
He made a ton of kids strong, but they were not really huge in mass.