I remember reading a post by Meat once where he said that when using set/rep schemes like 5 x 5, he used a weight where he reached 5 repetitions for only the first 3 sets for example, i.e. 5,5,5,4,3. I believe he said something along the lines of, to paraphrase “people often go too light on 5x5, 3x3 and so on. You should be getting 1 or 2 reps less on the last set if you used the correct weight.”
I could be completely wrong and misread what he put, but I can’t remember where I saw the post so as to re-read it and was hoping somebody could point in the right direction of a) Has anyone heard of anything similar? and b) Does it have any advantages over say doing 5 x 5 with a weight that feels marginally ‘too easy’.