Question: Say you are doing a chest workout. You want to do flat bench, incline, maybe decline, flys, and triceps to end it. Do you seperate your major compound lifts with other exercises so you have more energy for the next compound lift. i.e. Flat, weighted ab crunches (insert other body part exercise), then incline. or do you go straight from flat to incline in order to induce failure as quickly as possible. I guess it somewhat depends on the workout. I am used to doing all my compound lifts sequentially to induce failure, then i do my single joint burnouts at the end. The guys i work out with have a routine that alternates body part exercises (leg vs upper body) so that you have time to regain energy for the next compound lift... i.e. Flat, deadlift, incline. Curious on peoples thoughts... I've always had my best gains going to absolute failure.