After reading this thread, I did my workout yesterday with a true rest pause as prescribed by the Best Damn. As an example, I did weighted pull ups as part of the "Best Damn..."
Here's how I did it:
"Feeler sets" 2x6 with +35 lbs
Rest pause set: 1x6 with +70 lbs (to failure), rested 15 sec did another 2 reps (to failure), rested 15 sec and did another 1 rep (to failure).
Previous week, I was using +45 pounds for all sets (I can get 9-10 pull ups with this weight). Did 2x6 sets with that weight, than a rest pause with:
1x6 (not to failure), rested 15s and did 4 more (to failure), rested 14 sec and did 3 more (to failure).
So, with a lighter weight I was able to get 7 more reps out of the double rest pause, but did not go to failure on the first 6 reps. This week, I went heavier and to failure on 6 reps, but I could only get an additional 4 reps out of the double R/P's.
Is there any advantage to switching these strategies up? Or just stick to the heavier option, where the first set is 4-6 to failure?
Thanks for the thread, gazz.