Not sure if this has been covered somewhere on the site or forum before, I have searched extensively to no avail. My question is this:
If one wishes to ramp their sets instead of using straight sets, can one ramp the number of reps instead of the load? Or rather, would ramping reps - while keeping the load constant - produce the same physiological results as ramping the load while keeping the rep range the same.
For example: 3 sets of Bench Press - 200x8, 200x10 and then finally 200x12 (or something similar).
As opposed to: Bench Press - 150x12, 175x12 and finally 200x12 (or something similar).
Just to be clear: I am not asking if ramping is superior to straight sets and I am not wishing to discuss pyramid routines (where both the load and number of reps descends and/or ascends). I am asking, if one intends to ramp to an all out blast set, can it be done by ascending reps rather than ascending load? Because I honestly can not find any information dealing with this question.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Cheers