The Last say 8 weeks I have been doing this with my squats and deadlifts,
on Wednesday is when I do my deadlifts and its the first movement I do, well I only do one working set with lots or warm up leading up to it of which I go for 5 reps but if i hit 5 I go till failure which is usually 5 - 8 then end the set.
The reason I go beyond 5 is, is to tell myself that if i can do 6 - 8 of the current workouts weight I should be able to get 5 next week with 2.5kgs / 5lbs more on the bar cause I hell i just did 6 - 8 i doubt a tiny bit more weight will drop the reps below 5...
for example ill write down my last 8 weeks single ending work set.
W1: 385 x 6
W2: 396 x 7
W3: 401 x 6
W4: 407 x 8 ...This is when I decided to always work till pure failure rather than when i felt was enough, thats why i got a higher rep score than the previous weeks
W5: 412 x 7
W7: 418 x 6
...Now weeks 5 and 7 whoa, killed me so bad I couldn't squat at all on the following Fridays cause it made my back so sore, and if i tried to squat it would swell those to massive back tendons up so i couldn't move/ bend for about 5 mins so just wouldn't squat those weeks
Same deal with squats on friday but id set my rep limit to 10 then more if i got 10 except for the last 2 weeks where my back was too sore to squat
so my question after all that:
Would having one work set on deads and sqauts till failure eventually burn me out the way ive been doing it?
Or Should I just keep going till I find out where my 5 reps stop and then go for a single then have a break from it...