Ok well from my understand these are 2 different but similar methods of loading the weight on the bar . Ramp is basiclly keeping the same rep for every set but you increase the weight by increment of 20lb or around there . So for people who don't what im talking about the sets would be like this:
10 X 140
10 X 170
10 X 200
10 X 230
The earlier sets are sets are supposed to be easier and little by little you prepare yourself for the all out set.To me this method looks like its better if your looking for strength and not really for hypertrophy since its almost as if your wasting you're first 2 or 3 sets.
I've just discovered this . All this time i thought pyramiding was the same as ramping . Here's my deffinition of pyramiding..
10 x 180
8 x 190
6-8 x 200
Every set is taken to almost failure on that rep range. The lower the weight , higher the ramp range will be to keep sets at similar intensity. I usually stop 2 reps before failure so i don't totally fatigue my muscles before reacher my final set.
Now i'm stuck. I don't understand how ramping could cause more hypertrophy than pyramding. During ramping the muscle only really works hard on that last set while pyramiding puts tension on the muscle every set . So shouldn't more tension = more growth? Maybe i'm just too much of a nooby still and im missing something lol.