I never see people doing straight sets

Are they a meme?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They’re the only real way to get strong

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do straight sets for my accessory work, they aren't a meme lol they're great for getting volume at a set intensity.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    From what I can tell it's about a 50/50 split in typical gyms.
    The strength guys sometimes do straight sets, other times they do increasing weight or even wave loading. Bodybuilders do straight sets sometimes, but also practice intuitive loading and drop sets.
    There's nothing wrong with straight sets, the simplicity of it probably makes it the best option.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I ramp up to my target weight and do my entire real set at the target weight. Unless I'm specifically doing ramping sets or pyramid sets. I only do pyramid sets when I feel weak that day tho. Don't really know if it works but I just kinda started doing it one day. I always have to start at a lower weight on my first exercise of the day as well to warmup.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >i ramp up to my target weight
      Yeah that's called warming up bro

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I try to get as close to straight sets as possible. But for the most that would mean working with lower weight in a higher rep range. If you're failing your sets early you're probably losing volume. I'll usually lower weight if I felt like I cut it too close on my last set chasing a rep I probably shouldn't have.

    In your example top is 3700 and bottom is 4000 and we think woop te do less than 2 rep difference. But if you're training like this more than once a week you might need to get your missing volume somewhere else

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dr Mike Izraetel says that if you can't recover from straight sets you're doing too much volume, you should be dying only at the end of your mesocycle.
    >Ramping up has you lifting at under 80% 1rm which is junk volume
    >Swap above for 60% if you're aiming for hypertrophy
    >Instead up weight every session/week (upping reps at the same weight works the same but suboptimally for strength gains)
    >This should bring you closer to failure over a mesocycle
    >On week 3 or 5 depending if your mesocycle is 4 or 6 weeks (pretty standard) you should reach RPE 9 but not before, too hard to recover from
    >Again, if you're not recovering between sessions so that your next session you need to drop weight or are at failure for the same weight or +2.5kg do less sets

    Source this Playlist https://youtu.be/haEKLhspnWs

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    those "ramping" sets are jsut warm up sets.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Warm up sets are what? Maybe 30% of your one rep max if at that. OP looks like way more than that

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Warm up sets are what? Maybe 30% of your one rep max if at that.
        a warm up set is like 5kg under your working set depending on what exercise

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Warmup is a plate less than working.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            incorrect brord

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              If you squat 4pl8 then 5kg less is 97% of your working set. Even if it's 10kg that's 94.5%. Pointless.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Warm up sets are what? Maybe 30% of your one rep max if at that.
        a warm up set is like 5kg under your working set depending on what exercise

        Warmup is a plate less than working.

        incorrect brord

        If you squat 4pl8 then 5kg less is 97% of your working set. Even if it's 10kg that's 94.5%. Pointless.

        you're both wrong, it's ~90%, kyselves

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I usually start failing after about 3 sets, so I drop the weight.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do straight sets because I'm OCD about recording sets and reps. 4x8 is just so satisfying whereas whatever that is isn't.

    I also have to do a multiple of 5 sets per workout, but I allow 12 and 16, and did allow 21 at one point a few months ago. I adjust my volume so that my total working sets can equal a nice round number or I feel upset, awry, incomplete.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do those actually.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What? Isn't straight sets the standard?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you would think so but try to find a gym where people are actually doing what works these days. I swear the internet has empowered so many people into thinking they're gurus or found some body-hack they don't even bother with the normal stuff. When I did calisthenics there was so much of that it was a chore to get anything coherent out of the internet.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am just now learning what a ramping set is. Are they a meme?

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To me ramp ups are just warmups and straight sets don't work because if I can replicate it 4 times it wasn't enough effort. I like to ramp up to a set to set to failure that's a guaranteed pr, then do two dropsets to failure, then rest enough to get said guarunteed pr next time. If you prefer periodization over patience though, don't do this. Also straight sets probably work best when you're still new.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you can pr every time you are still new, lol

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's just not true. You can always get a few more reps or a little more weight provided that the last workout stressed the muscle enough for the body to compensate and that you rested enough to let it do so. If adaptation was slower than that it wouldn't have any real world purpose. You'd just die waiting for the adaptation to survive.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Then progression would be mechanically infinite.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You're always working up to a pr on periodization too, and that stops when you reach your limit of strength and muscular development all the same.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do rampant cus they remind me of my rampant homsexuality

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What I do is say I go in and squat 60kg for three sets, next time I will go in and try to do 65kg. I had to lower it to 60kg after the first set of 65kg though. Then next time I got the 65kg for all three sets. Sometimes I fail though but that's good. So first time I tried 60kg I didn't quite finish the third set since I only got 5 reps instead of 8. Shouldn't this be what you always do? Try to lift more, fail, lower the weight. Next time try more. Keep pushing, and keep failing.

    So I guess I do straight sets? But it should be trying to do more each time, so that you can't actually do the straight set, and have to drop down after the first set or something. Then add a bit more weight next time when you actually can do that weight for the number of sets you do.

    I'm new but it's working, and I don't see why this idea wouldn't continue to apply.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how do you do 5 reps for 135 sets

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do my target weight for the day but I do less reps. Starting with a just-the-bar set to get the juices flowing, then load the target weight and do 1 or 3, depending if I can complete the full ROM.

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