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Ramping Up When Wave Loading


#1

Reading over the information on CNS activation and ramping, I was wondering how you could apply ramping to wave loading.

Say your doing a 5/4/3 - 5/4/3 wave, should the first wave be lighter ramp sets followed by all out attempts on the second wave?

or

Should only the last set of three be an all out set?

Thanks for your help.


#2

[quote]Random Weights wrote:
Reading over the information on CNS activation and ramping, I was wondering how you could apply ramping to wave loading.

Say your doing a 5/4/3 - 5/4/3 wave, should the first wave be lighter ramp sets followed by all out attempts on the second wave?

or

Should only the last set of three be an all out set?

Thanks for your help.[/quote]

Here’s an example… let’s assume a 300lbs bench press

135lbs x 3 (feel set)
175lbs x 1 (feel set)

ACTIVATION WAVE
185 x 5
205 x 4
225 x 3

STRENGTH-SPEED WAVE
235 x 5
255 x 4
265 x 3

LIMIT STRENGTH WAVE
260lbs x 5
270lbs x 4
280lbs x 3

*ALWAYS TRYING TO LIFT THE WEIGHT AS EXPLOSIVELY AS YOU CAN


#3

Thanks for the info Thib. Look forward to trying this soon.


#4

[quote]OUBobcatLifter wrote:
Thanks for the info Thib. Look forward to trying this soon. [/quote]

Can you explain it to me, because I certainly don’t get it.

I thought the Activation Sets were included in your working set total. If I’m only doing 6 sets total, with the three Act. sets, that’s nine right??

What is Speed-Strength Wave and Limit-Strength Wave???


#5

[quote]Random Weights wrote:
OUBobcatLifter wrote:
Thanks for the info Thib. Look forward to trying this soon.

Can you explain it to me, because I certainly don’t get it.

I thought the Activation Sets were included in your working set total. If I’m only doing 6 sets total, with the three Act. sets, that’s nine right??

What is Speed-Strength Wave and Limit-Strength Wave???

[/quote]

I’m pretty sure Thib is just sharing a different training method using the same principles he has been talking about on the forum and in his last article. You can ramp without wave loading.