First off, thanks so much for giving of your time to reading and responding to the questions and discussions in here. I really appreciate the opportunity to ask for clarifications and all the other things that come up.
In your Best Damn Workout for Natural Lifters ( https://www.t-nation.com/training/the-best-damn-workout-plan-for-natural-lifters ), for the sake of being completely explicit, does the article spell out all the sets and reps for each session--two "prep" sets, and an all-out set?
Does the article assume that we're doing warm-up sets, as the OP of this other thread ( https://forums.t-nation.com/t/best-damn-warm-up/ ) seems to suggest? If so, could you spell out your recommendations here, maybe especially for number of warm-up sets?
I'm going in for day 3 today, and I put in a few to a bunch warm up sets for some of the exercises (mostly the bigger ones), and days 1 and 2 took longer than I expected for workouts intended to be "short", so I'm suspecting that I'm adding more warmup than you had in mind, if you were expecting any at all...
I mostly have experience so far with the StrongLifts and Starting Strength programs, and the latter has an app that recommends approximately 5 warmup sets for 3 working sets of squats, for instance.
Maybe it's just a matter of what you feel your body needs?
Certainly a good chunk of the warmup sets that I've been doing have been trying to guess what my workable weights on each of the exercises are--I just haven't done most of the exercises listed in the program--some of the exercises even depend on equipment that my gyms don't have (glute ham raise, reverse hypers...--I did find this suggestion for ways to improvise similar exercises using a band).