Originally Posted by fuji
I've had constant DOMS in my lats for the last week or so from doing pull ups everyday. Throwing them in between sets and not going to failure makes it fairly easy to get high numbers.
Here is the secret, right there, to getting lot of them done. Though, if you go to failure (which I have been doing for the middle stanzas,) you can still crank out good numbers by doing the last stanzas in sets of 5-8, and not going to failure. You take a breather, do an unrelated part of the circuit, and get back on the horse.
If you go to failure, you can still get high numbers, but the number in each consecutive set will go down significantly after the first few.
I'm going to say that above 80, though, it's a mental battle, and you have to play mind games with yourself to push through.
I've done endurance sports for a good part of my life, and then sports like MMA which are not technically endurance sports, but that are extremely grueling, which makes the mind games fairly easy. Or, of not easy, at least, manageable.