Does anyone know what is the actual science behind high volume pyramid programs with a kettlebell that include both up and down pyramids and often start with 5 reps for the press? I don't really understand why you would not just warmup and then do a set to technical almost failure, not muscular failure, pyramid down and then decrease a bell size down as your reps decrease so your can keep similar levels of volume. Why should I do 5432112345 etc. when I can do 76543 lighter bell 543 etc. If you started your sets with a couple of sets to almost technical failure and then added pyramid volume later then it would make more sense to me. You would get the benefits of both intensity and volume with similar massive time under tension of pyramids. I don't see the science for pyramiding up and down except time under tension but it does not seem optimal from an exercise science point of view. I am sold on the neurological benefits of not going to muscular failure however from reading Pavel's work.