As you know I started doing weights 2x per week around a month ago. I do freeweights - lunges, weighted hip thrusts, squats, chest press plus machine - lat pull and leg press.
At the moment I'm doing 'ascending sets' - 15 reps, add weight, 10 reps, add weight, 5 reps. The 5 rep set is the heaviest I can really lift. For example on chest press, I do (don't laugh, I'm really wee) 6kg*15, 10kg*10 and 16 kg*5. On hip thrusts I do 15kg, then 25kg, then 35kg. On the bigger leg/compound weights there is more of a difference in weight between the sets.
I started with these after reading Art De Vany's 'Evolutionary Fitness' Essay; the reasoning behind it is to use the lower weight sets to exhaust the slow and the medium twitch muscle fibres respectively and so for the heavy set you're using the fast twitch fibres.
However, I've not been experiencing any post-workout soreness after doing these, even though on the final set (5s) I'm lifting the biggest weight I can lift
Should I bin the ascending sets and just go for 3 sets of 5 reps of the heaviest weights I can lift??