If recovery is the main concern I'd shoot for the lover volume higher intensity approach of somehting like 8x2@80-90%. I'd say anything in the 1-3 rep range and %'s 80-95.
1st exposure to the movement perhaps:
Just some ideas.
I like your idea about shifting gears when the movement powers down...sounds like you have a power bias!
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