Ok, I've been debating if I should even post this question on this board at all but that nagging voice in the back of my head finally pushed me to make this thread.
I like most bodybuilders do my core or main lifts first thing in my workout. You have more energy then, your more focused etc. Most often I will increase my core lifts by a few pounds every couple of weeks. However i've been training for a year (dieting and training right mind you) and my auxilaries are at the same places they have been for months. Now you dont do auxilaries to break records but wouldnt it make sense to EVENTUALLY go up atleast a few pounds? My guess is that most of my energy is being diverted to my larger lifts so my auxilaries will ALWAYS be the same if not go down depending on how intense I am on larger more complex lifts (bench press, squats etc.). Now every once in a while i'll have a day where i may go up 5 lbs on an auxilary but the next time i try to do that same weight most of the time i cant do it (or atleast not the same amount of times).
My question is this. Should i even worry about the weight i do on auxilaries at all? I've found many times that if i decrease the weight on auxilaries i get a better workout because i isolate the muscles better. I can also concentrate on the negative portion of the excersize to further breakdown muscle.
Today for instance was a lower body workout. I did my usual weight in all my excersizes. However on my leg extensions i went down 30 pounds. Not only did i get a better burn, i could do the weight without "freaking out" (grunting, straining etc.). Im not out to impress everyone with how much i can "leg extend" or "dip" but i just like pushing myself. If i constantly see the same numbers i feel lazy, and that im doing something wrong in my diet or sleep.
Any comments/help/thoughts would be appreciated.