C.T., I’ve seen the term “ramp” used for periods of increased volume in an accumulation block of training, but you were the first person who’s work I read that used the term ramp in terms of an method of increasing reps and activation in a series of sets and reps (as opposed to a pyramid approach for example).
Westside of course using something like a ramp on their ME day, and obviously Olympic lifters ramp rather than pyramid, or at least approximately ramp to their work sets, but is that a standard term used in weightlifting. I’ve also seen some HIT programs that recommended doing 1-3 rep sets up to work weight (or even to 5-10% above work weight) to prepare for STF.
Did you first start using the term “ramp” or does it come from weightlifting in some eastern block country, or is it common weightlifting lingo? I almost think you could write a book about ramp methodology. Thanks