I did some searches but did not find the specific information I was looking for, I apologize if I missed it, please bear with me or point me in the right direction.
The other day I wanted to see how many reps I could do with my deadlift, using the same weight I had used in the session prior. I typically do a heavy 3x10, and I add 5 pounds a week. My numbers have improved and I have gotten stronger. Well, I was able to crank out 6 reps and counted it as a set. I then receded to doing 3 reps for the remaining sets. I was unable to get to 10 sets though, I found that, by the 7th set I was completely taxed and could barely inch out another rep.
So my net weight pulled ended up being 3 reps shy of what it should have been, because I exuded too much energy at the very beginning of the circuit.
So my question is, what are some guidelines, advice, tips, ideas, experiences, involving how you balance your energy for a given workout?
Is it worth it to go all out even if it means you are sacrificing total reps and thus pulling(or pushing) less sum weight by the end of your session?
Are there benefits? dangers? concepts that might help me understand this.
Similar things happen with my chin-ups. I can usually chin in sets of 10, but if I go all out in the first set and hit 15 or 20, my next set might be reduced to just over 5.
Is this all a byproduct of not resting enough between sets? or is there something more complicated going on?
Again, what sort of benefits or ideas might I take out of these examples?
Lastly. With regards to the ever controversial 'over-training; I am not particularly worried about it since I eat and sleep a lot more than I lift, but still, how well can I use my muscles soreness to gauge when I should return to those muscle groups? are there any rules of thumb or general ideas surrounding that level of fatigue(the delayed muscle soreness type)
I have recently started ramping up my time in the gym, and varying my workouts to incorporate more high rep movements. So I am curious about how these sorts of things might affect my training.
anyway, I’ve typed too much and I’m due for my last meal of the day. Thoughts and comments appreciated.