[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
I have a couple of questions about Ramping. My basic template is this:
Mon - OHP
Tue - Deadlift
Thr - Bench
Fri - Squat
I was planning on using your ramp, cluster, & hypotrophy model for the main lift on each day, is that a good idea?
Second, is it a good idea to alternate between the ramping reps through the week? So say for example, Mon I ramp to a 3 reps max and thr I ramp to a 1 rep max, since many of the same muscles are used in both OHP and bench.
You can alternate the reps during the week, or keep the same during the week and change every week.
Option 1 example
overhead: ramp to 1RM
squat: ramp to 3RM
Bench: ramp to 3RM
deadlift: ramp to 1RM
overhead: ramp to 3RM
squat: ramp to 1RM
Bench: ramp to 1RM
deadlift: ramp to 3RM
Week 1: ramp to 3RM
Week 2: ramp to 2RM
Week 3: Ramp to 1RM
Week 4: Ramp to 1RM but drop HDL work[/quote]
If I go with option 1 should I forgo using a 2RM for any of the lifts?
There is no need to with that scheme