A bit of background...I have been doing a 3 day a week workout. I use equipment in my basement and I have an 8 month old so possibly less sleep than average joe. I started about 8 months ago with a 2-20 rep scheme, then a 3-15 rep scheme, then 3-10, then 5-5, then 5-10, now back to 3-15 with new exercises after deloading. I just recently learned that your rest should be around 30 secs to 1 min instead of 1 minute to 1.5 like with hypertrophy to maximize the endurance aspect. most which has always been my downfall so I've been trying to implement it ever since my last rep scheme. I seem to be severely out of breath when doing my workout and I've noticed it's gotten more severe since I've upped my reps to 15 and changed my workout exercises. I've especially noticed this during any kind of leg movement like landmine squat but moreso with unilateral ones such as step-ups or Bulgarian split squats possibly because they use larger muscle groups with a bit more time under tension.
I'm almost gasping for air after so much that I have to rest 2 minutes or more because I don't have the energy. I don't seem to have an issue with actual muscle endurance when doing the exercises.. for example the weight I'm using actually feels just heavy enough to complete 15 reps and my muscles are getting that lactic burn feeling, In some of the easier exercises like chest press but not with leg exercises. My lungs are failing before my muscles andmy fatigue and being out of breathe hinder me from using more weight on exercises such as the leg exercises. The out of breath is hitting me before the actual weightlifting does so I'm not reaping the full benefits.
My guess is that I need to improve my energy systems but I'm not sure. Would some type of anaerobic workout during the week give me less of an out of breath feeling during my workout and what kind? Or should I go with aerobic? Or is it something else entirely? I feel like I'm throwing away my weightlifting because I'm resting so much doing 5 compound exercises takes over an hour.