time spent resting in-between sets

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  1. penisbird

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    i usually do like 45 seconds to a minute and 30 seconds. my friend just told me that for adding mass you should wait 2 minutes. im going to start trying this and was just wondering F&N's thoughts.
     
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    Depends on the number of reps and level of intensity.
     
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    dunno..but i just read an article in MD that as far as strength is concerned (more for PL'ers), wait time makes no difference in strength gains.. people who wait 2 minutes will left less volume than guys who wait 4 minutes that are able to do the same weight for even more reps.
     
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    Its only a 30 second increase in rest time. Does it really matter?
     
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    it MIGHT make a difference to a top level competitor, but for your average gym rat, it really won't make any difference
     
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    i dont have a set time. if its a heavy set and i need time i take it. if its a warmup set or the weight feels light i just go fast. no idea what the actual time between is.
     
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    wait untill your strength returns. the point isnt to tire your muscles out, its to lift heavy weight. if another 30 seconds rest is going to add poundage, wait 30 more seconds.
     
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    People are wayy too technical. I just wait however long I need to to do my next set well...
     
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    In general I think people with deficiencies in their routine/nutrition tend to look for obscure reasons on why they're not seeing improvments.
     
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    sweet
     
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    agree
     
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    I mix it up.
    My bro who is massive did sets of 7-5-3 with 20 seconds rest between. The final third has to be 99% failure. As he says, if you can do the 4th, you didnt have enough weight.

    He trained this way for years and had great results.
    Me, I go heavy and less reps when I feel the need to lift bigger weights. I go lighter and more reps when I feel like lifting lighter.

    At the end of the day, its the food and genetics combined with the exercise that will dictate the mass gained. Not so much as to timing between the exercise.
     
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    10 minutes
     
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