What is your guys squat programming like? I feel like mine is all kinds of not efficient and I could be doing a lot better.
So far what I do is 2 sets of 8 that for warmups, 1 set of 8 with a little heavier, then i go to my working sets of 5x5, then i lower the weight again, do one set of 8 again, then lower weight again and two sets of 8
(more singles if I feel like it)
then i back off to whatever rep scheme I'm going to work at for the day, 275x3's, 295x2's, 225x10, etc.
it looks to me that you are wasting a lot of either time and/or effort on warmups - if you are doing your last warmup set x 8, you're either cooking yourself for your work sets or its too light to be worthwhile. even if your work sets are for 5's, i really like the idea of hitting a heavier single beforehand simply to make your 5rm weights feel much lighter. post-activation potentiation i think its called. i dont pay too much attention to ***science*** but 275x10 after 375x1 was a breeze, whereas when im warming up the idea of even 275x10 is like a kick in the balls.