Was high bar squatting today pretty near my max, using my sickening asian mobility to go atg. Usually start off beltless doing paused triples increase the weight till I can't pause, then doubles, then singles, add a belt and maybe go for a heavy single. Around about when I was using a belt so around 4 plates some guy asked me if I had ever tried maxing out because "you can get another 5-10% from maxing out". Is this fucking final fantasy 7? Is maxing out like my limit break or something? I don't just decide to like max out and suddenly have like a 450 squat. Also front squatted 120kg beltless with someone counting a 5 second pause so I couldn't cheat.
I don't really look into the science of my lifting very much, just lift often, quite heavy or at least heavy for the rep range and high frequency. It's not like your going to get some massive boost in hypertrophy going if you add some drop sets for additional tut.