In BBS, Dr. McGuff says that once you’ve given maximal effort on a specific lift, there is no benefit to performing a second set, and it shouldn’t really even be possible. I found the latter part to be true when I’ve tried another rep immediately after finishing the set.
Sometimes I get bored though, and do dumb things. I decided to try the BBS workout twice in one session like it was a circuit. I did the full big 5 in order with my normal weight, and then I dropped the weight 50% and did all 5 lifts over again. It was brutal. Like mini-panic-attack during the leg-press brutal.
I spent the rest of the day in bit of a daze. I reckon it was a bit of central nervous system overload. I woke up this morning with a soreness that I haven’t felt for many months. The thing that has me a bit on edge is that I know damn well the delayed onset muscle soreness isn’t going to hit until tomorrow morning. I’ll be pre-gaming that particular shit-show with lots of ibuprofen tonight.
I’ll be curious to see whether my TUL goes up or down next week. Either way, I won’t be tempted to try it again for a while…