I was wondering if y'all have tried set/rep training similar to what was described in the featured article http://www.T-Nation.com/training/pyramid-method-for-strength-muscle
Essentially, it's straight sets but decreased the number of reps per set. Ex. 5:4:3:2:1
I just finished doing 4 weeks of ascending pyramid sets for bench and was about to switch to 3x5, however, I was wondering if the pyramid set layed out in the article would be a large enough difference from what I was performing to continue linear strength gains.
My ascending pyramid workout looked like this on bench:
I was planning on switching to a 3x5 of 170, but if the pyramid plan in the article does the same amount of volume, would I see better or similar strength gains due to the varied reps? And if I did the article's pyramid sets, would it be different enough from my previous pyramid sets to induce strength? Thoughts? Thanks