So I was thinking of starting a 5x5 program, but I am not sure I completely understand such routines. It seems like some 5x5 routines have you gradually ramping the weight up between sets, specifically Billy Starr's, but others seem to have you doing each set with the same amount of weight. Like this one doesn't mention ramping : building-muscle101.com/5-x-5-weight-training-program.html but apparently it is still a 5x5 routine? From some comments I have seen, I was led to believe that all 5x5 routines had you gradually ramping the weights up?
To be honest, I am not a big fan of the ramping scheme, and I don't think I have the patience (or organization) to calculate the precise amount of weight I am using for each and every set and so forth. Does it make sense to just do one or two warmup sets and then 5 sets @ 85%, or is ramping a necessary component of all 5x5 routines?