rest in between sets v.school me

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  1. Simple

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    i take what i need
     
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    I don't time rest periods. I just wait until I feel I can lift that weight again.
     
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    and I tend to rest a bit longer on my heavier sets.
     
  5. Univeros

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    Yep, i generally just wait till i feel i can lift again, that being said, timing might be good, sometimes i tend to wait to long (lazy)
     
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    thinking too much
     
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    1 minute between sets, several minutes between exercises. :dunno:
     
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    i don't think so brah. its a factor such as intensity or reps. minus whale factor it in. i'd love to be able to do more work with less rest.
     
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    If I don't pay attention I can hit 3 mins pretty easy. I've been timing myself and going for 60-75 seconds lately though. Can't say I notice a big diffrence, but I guess I feel like I'm working a little harder, not just...standing around with some lifting thrown in.
     
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    I stopwatch my rest at 1:30, hypertrophy training

    strength training (1-6 reps) I go 2-4 minutes
    cardio or endurance I go by feel

    I prefer to lift with a stopwatch right next to my water jug, keeps me on track
     
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    I've been "schooled" by a bunch of guys at the gym lately and they've all told me that I'm resting too long. I usually go 2 mins between sets and 5 between exercises. All have said that they never rest longer than 1 min. One guy said it has something to do with metabolism/heart rate/blah blah. I've never had a problem with the way I do it so I'd say whatever works best for you is what you should stick with.
     
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    see I never do that, I set up my next lift during the 1:30 between my last set and the next lift...
     
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    thinking too much.. as long as you're not being idiotic about it (10 min resting, 10 second resting), you'll be fine. mine usually come out to 1 min or 1 and a half minutes for isolation stuff, and 2 mins or a little more for compound stuff
     
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    Outside of the big compound lifts such as deads, squats, cleans, etc, super setting seems to pretty much take care of my rest periods for me.
     
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    30 - 60 seconds in general.

    3 minutes for high rep pullups and heavy squats.
     
  18. PorscheRacer

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    I rest 1-1.5 mins when I'm working out by myself but I'm working out with a friend it seems that rest takes forever.
     
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    same as nudes basically. 2 minutes rest for heavy stuff like bench, squats and deads. 60-90 seconds compound stuff when doing higher reps (lunges, db bench, dips). 30-60 seconds for isolation exercises.

    a lot of times i read stuff saying to wait as long as 3-4 minutes when going really heavy, but if I wait that long I feel weaker personally.
     
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    3-4 minutes after squats, FUCK
     
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    however long it takes to stretch, write down what i did/what im going to do, and add weight to my shit.
     
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    as little as possible
     
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