This question sort of makes me think of a way Synergy designs some of his workouts--he'll have a lift that he's weaker on than another, work up to a maximum weight in the former, then seamlessly transition to the next lift with the heavier weight.
Now, this is something he would need to comment upon, not me, but just to give you a conceptual example, let's assume you were rack pulling more than you were deadlifting. You could deadlift up to whatever weight you're trying to hit for however many reps; then, go to a power rack, set the pins and start rack pulls at the weight you left off deadlifting. One possible justification for this physiologically might be that the CNS doesn't need to "recover" so much as seamlessly adjust to a new load. I.e., it doesn't think, "Hey, I'm doing a new exercise," so much as "Hey, the load has increased."
Again, none of this is endorsed by Synergy unless he were to come on here and say that I'm on the right track. It's just something he does that I noticed from his logs.