This is the difficult part I find. Getting the right balance between the two, the weight vs. feel. As a point of reference:
I can do about BW+45lbs for 3-4 reps (not the greatest form) As well as BW for 23 reps (form is strict but "fighting" by the end). If this were a pressing muscle there would be no question; I would just go heavy, for 3-5 reps per set, ramping until I hit my max. I find that pulling muscles aren't that simple, as the fatique, and the subsequent form, deteriorate the effectiveness of the set. I was just seeing if anyone had the same problem and found something that worked for them.
So far I've tried this.
Typical raming scheme
Problem: by the time I hit the max weight my lats are way too fatigued. I've tried bigger jumps but that doesn't help.
Same weight each set, progressing when the a certain amount of total reps is achieved in a limted number of sets.
Problem: usuallt the last few sets are like one rep each and I don't really feel the muscle working.
Same weight each set, progressing when the a certain amount of total reps is achieved in a limted amount of time:
Problem: This would seem like the best opstion, but 90% of the time I'm working in with a guy who's using a cable machine. Not having the pullup bar to myself is sort of annoying with this kind of thing.
With every other exercise i understand how to perform it to give me the desired result, It's just this one exercise.
Anyways I appreciate the input and will keep experimenting but if anyone has any input I would like to hear.