I’m currently doing a strength and a hypertrophy session, so 2 workouts a week, suggested by Dan John as life is a bit hectic atm. My strength sessions are focussed around the big 3, getting stronger and improving technique. Usually I’m working up to a top amrap set and then do 2-3 back off sets for each lift.
On my hypertrophy days I rotate between staple exercises that work for me and I feel my muscles being worked with best.This is a full body workout with prioritization for my upper body as my legs grow like weeds compared to my upper body.
Now my question is, if you are lifting (close) to failure and your bar speed is maximal on your concentric, how important is the weight on the bar? Reason I’m asking is: when I do barbell rows first in a workout I’m way stronger, but when I do them later in a workout I’m weaker due to fatigue obviously. Does this mean the barbell row is less effective at this point because the load is less?