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    Fatigue and sets


    Im wondering when i get done lifting i've been taking alot of sets to complete failure.
    That would this cause fatigue after my lifting is over with(like evening and next morning do to cns??

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    Yes, failure sets, especially larger movement failure sets, place a large strain on the CNS.

    There's a couple simple tactics you may want to consider:

    Volume and intensity are inversely related. As intensity increases volume should decrease, and vice versa.

    Never perform 2 CNS workouts 2 days in row. Separate your CNS work by at least 1-2 days of rest or metabolic work.

    Ie:
    Day 1: CNS work - heavy lifting, plyometrics, sprinting, etc.
    Day 2: Metabolic - Non- sprint conditioning, general prep work, etc.
    Day 3: Rest
    Day 4: CNS work

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    Thanks,I try and figure something out.I've been doing this for along time.
    I always try to lift more weight every week and think i hold off for two weeks.

    I do a 4/8 of say squats and usally always have to force last one on 1st set and do it for the next 3 sets.
    Been doing this actually on everything.
    On top of hiit post and intense morning training.
    Morning is just bag and some conditioning like push-ups and abs.but alot more.
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    There are very, very few sets that I take to absolute failure. On critical lifts, I'll do my first 2-3 sets normally and then go all out the last set, but that is, at the most, a total of 4 sets per session. The main lifts I take to full failure are DB presses and DB rows. Everything else is cut off a rep or two short of total failure.
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    I've been working on it.My new routine has alot of a set style of 10,10,8,8 more or less drop sets i add alittle weight each time.
    Only taking around 45-60sec rest.Enough to catch breath and add weight.Sometimes longer if got to go to bathroom.
    So when i start to struggle on rep should i drop weight and finish reps or start next set with lighter weight??
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    I end my non-olympic/explosive lifts when technique starts to break down, whether: shoulders start to come apart to complete a bench press rep, back rounds during rows, need to over-arch my lower back to complete an overhead press, etc.
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    Did that today.Starting to get good at finding right weight.
    does rest/pause tax cns to much?Say i fail on rep 7 of 8 or 10 and rest 15sec and finish out.
    I felt alot better post lifting hiit hill sprints were alittle rough so was morning conditioning but got though it with not to much post fatigue.
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    I rarely if ever go to failure except on my conditioning stuff, but that is more conditioning and not regular style lifting.
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