Don't know if I can describe this the way I want to, but here goes. When lifting for reps, do you pause between reps at all? Like, you do 6 reps or so, pause for a few seconds to catch your breath, do another rep, pause for a sec, another rep, and so on until the set is over or do you just do all the reps without any pause?
Here's what I mean by pause (scroll down to the Cutler video)
And here would be no pause at all in the set (Branch Warren, scroll to 12 minute mark)
My whole training life (only 1.5 years), I have done the pause thing Cutler does, where you do a few reps, pause to catch your breath/whatever he does, then do another rep or 2. Usually though, my pauses are longer then his. Recently, I have become obsessed with bodybuilding and have really started watching videos of bodybuilders, when I noticed this difference in styles. I've also seen Ronnie Coleman squat 800 lbs for 2 reps where he knocks off both without any pause, but then i've seen Arnold squat for reps where he pauses after every rep later in the set.
When I tried to squat without any pause (completely new to me), I dropped 15 lbs on the squat, but obviously no pause means no rest, which means my muscles are more tired on the last rep so im not surprised I had to drop the weight. I'm now officially confused. Can anyone clear this up to me as to what I should be lifting like? Im doing usually 8-10 reps if that helps also.