Today i bicep curled a certain weight 17 times in the first set, my consecutive sets i only managed 10,9,8, 5 or something.I take relatively little rest between the sets
My goal is strength and hypertrofy. ( but i dont want to take a heavier weight yet because my wrists are finally not hurting for a while)
Would it be smarter to cut the first set short at about 12 reps for example so i can do more reps in the consecutive sets and maybe hit more volume over all in the total workout because i dont blow my whole wad in the first?
Or does maxing out in the first set and doing 17 reps have a benefit and does it provide a better stimulus over doing only 12 reps max.