I lift natural in multiply, though I am a bench-only, and I find it is the volume that I can't keep up with. Intensity doesn't bother me nearly as much.
I use full-range shirted reps in the 90-95% range for ME (Basically working up to opener and seconds if I'm feeling good) weekly for approximately 3 months, and then take a week off. If things are hurting too much I'll throw in a slack workout, but that is usually only about 2 in 12.
Of course nobody else I know trains this way...but it works for me.