Have been experimenting as of late. For bench ,deads,squats,chins and dips:- When I reach max weight I can do one rep to failure. However....two or three minutes later I can do that max again for one rep. I can keep doing this for single reps for 8 or 10 reps before I reach a point where I have to start dropping the weight to make a rep. I figure I would rather do this because there is more muscle fiber stimulation at heavy weight, as opposed to doing a set of ,say, 8 reps or 5 reps at lower weight. I usually warm up with higher rep sets at lower weight first though. What can I expect from the routine I describe in terms of strength gains and/or hypertrophy? I work out currently upper bod and lower bod once a week. Volume training and 8rep sets at lower weights doesn't seem to do much for me except burn up a few calories these days. So I thought I'd go 'Mike Mentzer' on myself sort of, and see what happens. Having some trouble determining what is "muscle failure" and what is "ATP failure". If I wait 2 or 3 minutes after a max rep on bench ( I know it's max because if I add more weight I can't lift it).....I can do same again.....so the muscle hasn't really failed because after the ATP replenishes I'm good to go. So I have to perform numerous single reps to reach where I can't do it again at that weight. I realize there are some CNS concerns here......but I only lift once a week for bodyparts.