I am looking for some input on my first try at doing more sets with less reps. I was doing 4 sets. The first was a warm up. The second two were heavier weights and done to failure (usually at 10-15 reps). The last set was done with low weight, and done to failure. I have been doing this for about 2 and a half months and have been getting some results. Then again, I just started lifting in January, so anything was bound to give results.
Anyway, instead tonight I just finished with 8 sets of five reps each. I would progressively increase the weight in the first four sets, and then keep that heavy weight on the last four sets.
I guess what I am wondering is if not feeling as tired afterward is normal. In some ways, I don’t feel like I even really worked out. I am so used to my muscles being really tired and it hurting to lift. But from what I have read and heard here, pain is not always a good indicator.
Did I do something wrong?
Should I have been using a heavier weight on the last sets?
Anyway, some input would be great. Thanks!