In the past, you’ve outlined how to warm up for the main lift and excite the central nervous system which is then followed by 3 sets of 4-6 reps
I’ve found that this works great, sometimes. But, if there is some residual fatigue, or it’s just not one of the average/good days working at those “percentages” in relation to one’s “real” max can be a bit too taxing.
Would it be a good idea to instead operate off of a training max (85-90%) and do 5 work sets instead of 3?
Maybe there’s a difference in approaching squats and deadlifts contra press and bench? More submax with the former pair and more intensive work with the latter.