During workouts with moderate to high rep sets of barbell movements one choice an athlete always has is whether or not they should try to string together the barbell movement into touch and go sets or do singles.
I think the first factor to look at when making this choice is to consider the other movements in the workout. If they are movements that you are confident you can hold onto unbroken sets with, I think it is smarter to break the barbell since going touch and go doesn’t save that much time. Doing singles also cuts the time under tension in half, since you drop the barbell from the top and remove the whole eccentric portion of the exercise.
The second factor is your strength in the barbell. If you are able to hold on without wearing yourself out due to your strength reserve then it may be a good choice to. Especially if the other movements within the workout are ones you are not confident in maintaining large sets with.
All in all I think it always smart to start with smaller then bigger rep sets on barbell to feel the workout out. Then if your feeling good as you go on, you can string together sets to finish the workout faster than you started
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