Thank you my friend! Wow that is a great deal of great info in your post and confirmation over and over again of course. I too was one to shun the higher reps until Dave told me to try it but dont get an ego about it. He was right!! I initially started with weights that were literally baby weights but its amazing how they can grow. It is a smart way to train and as "we" found out, very effective.
The high pulls, I love them. I had been doing them until just recently where we took a break from them but they really do light you up with high reps also and can also be considered when doing them as heavy partials to the top.
Keep up the great progress and I appreciate you and your info. Have an amazing rest of your weekend and do great!
I may, I just HATE them! The burn is other worldly. Good to hear from you Lifter! You are right about the high pulls. When I was doing them my delts and traps were never bigger. I would bet they would be amazing for sets of 20. Dante has much wisdom to share. Have you read about his 30 rep rac DL's and 30 rep leg press recently?
Lifter are you still on Facebook?
Funny that you mentioned those. My gym closed last week unknown to me. I immediately headed to our local Home Depot and bought 4x4s, 2x4s, spans of 3/4 inch iron pipe threaded (little over 1" outside) lag screws, self taping outside deck screws, chain, locking fasteners etc. 3 days later I had outside dipping bars, pull boxes, 5 gallon buckets filled with 70 pounds of sand each and a deadlift pull box setup and a belt squat station. (by the way there are no weights or plates to be found, just like toilet paper) The only issue is when increasing in deadlifts you have to take 140 pound jumps, the squats not as bad, 70 pd jumps, but if you shooting for high reps, you don't have to use alot. We start at 20 and will stay there until we go up to 40. I will let you know how it goes.
Explains a major aspect of over training.