Ok first of all. Which of these two would be better for strength gains. or does it even matter as these will both get you to the same place at the same speed just different ways of getting there.
1. 3sets of 6 reps. Use the same weight for all sets. once I reach 6 reps for each set then I up the weight. and end off with 1 set of more wight for 2-3 reps
2. 1 set of 10 reps, then 8, 6,4,2 reps. upping the weight each time.
these methods will be used with squats, bench, bb row, shoulder press. the first method would be fine for all 4. but on the second method would i do the 2 rep set for shoulders or bb row? i figured def not for shoulders. ro would i do a different rep scheme for shoulders and bb row if i were to do the 2nd option.
my other question is that i am an 800 meter runner and i want to lift for strength and not as much hypertrophy. so 4 sets of 8-10 reps wouldnt make sense. 3-6 would be more ideal for strength over hypertrophy. Above out of those 2 options I would assume more size would be gained out of the second option with 2 sets at 10 and 8 reps, but i am also going to be running a lot over the summer while doign this so i figured much size wouldnt be put on no matter what i did. I am talking 200 minutes of running would be a low week.
I am 6'2 and 160's so a little extra size anyways probably isn't going to hurt me at all.
i hope this all made sense.