I am hoping to get everyone's input on different exercise/set structures. For instance, some workouts suggest pyramiding (ie. 1st set = 12 reps, 2nd set = increase weight & 10 reps, 3rd set = increase weight & 8 reps, 4th set = increase weight & 6 reps).
Other workouts simply suggest staying at the same weight throughout an exercise and increase the weight the next time the movement is done (ie. 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps with the weight staying constant until the next time this bodypart is worked).
I hope I'm making my question clear. Basically, I'm just hoping to get anyone's input on the pros and cons of these or other exercise/set structures. Which works best for you? Which seems most ideal for adding muscle effectively when working each bodypart once a week?