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JohnGymIconRest between sets02-08-2011 @ 12:46 
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I have asked this question in my journal but nobody ever goes in there Unhappy so I will ask here and hope for a response Happy

My training has recently got harder as the weights are steadily ramping up.

Due to the increased intensity, I have been forced to take longer rests between sets.

Today, I took 3 minutes between set 1 and set 2. I took 4 minutes between set 3 and set 4. I took 5 minutes between set 4 and set 5. Set 5 is my final heavy set.

I have a two questions:

Would you say the rest periods I take are too long, too short or just right?

How much rest do you usually take between your penultimate set and final set?

Thanks.
GATESIcon...02-08-2011 @ 12:54 
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i rest just as much as i need too or less am trying to get some conditioning in.
jimmy312894Icon...02-08-2011 @ 12:56 
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i rest until i think im ready for the next set ,no particular time but once on heavy weight probably is about 4-5 minutes between sets

other people may differ i think its what ever u require to prepare yourself for the next lift
DuncanIcon...02-08-2011 @ 13:25 
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Some sport scientists recommend taking as much as 10-15 mins for maximal weights
SMedIcon...02-08-2011 @ 13:28 
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When it gets heavy, I take a minimum of 5 minutes, often more if I'm working in with a few people. Rest until you think you're ready for the next set, especially if you're going heavy.
CuddlesIcon...02-08-2011 @ 14:04 
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Take my time on anything over about 80%, the rest I just get on with it.

I try and keep the rest on assistance to just enough, wouldn't say I'm rushing but I'm not hanging around either I think people spend far too much time sitting around being lazy and try and justify it with some pseudo science.
DuncanIcon...02-08-2011 @ 14:09 
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Cuddles said:Take my time on anything over about 80%, the rest I just get on with it.

I try and keep the rest on assistance to just enough, wouldn't say I'm rushing but I'm not hanging around either I think people spend far too much time sitting around being lazy and try and justify it with some pseudo science.


I don't do what I said, only pointed it out.Grin
WiegieboardIcon...02-08-2011 @ 14:16 
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I tend to take as long as I need really. Normally around 5 mins for powerlifting and normally a minute or two for my oly style stuff.
CuddlesIcon...02-08-2011 @ 14:16 
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Duncan said:
I don't do what I said, only pointed it out.Grin


LOL, that wasnt aimed at you mate. I just see so many people take twice as long for a workout than is necessary and justify it with some bo***cks they read on t-rag.

I do think rushing the heavy stuff is stupid too mind you.
DuncanIcon...02-08-2011 @ 14:18 
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Cuddles said:
LOL, that wasnt aimed at you mate. I just see so many people take twice as long for a workout than is necessary and justify it with some bo***cks they read on t-rag.
I do think rushing the heavy stuff is stupid too mind you.


Haha, didn't think so just wasn't sure!Grin
JohnGymIcon...02-08-2011 @ 22:02 
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Thanks all. Much appreciated.
DomRedshawIcon...02-08-2011 @ 23:30 
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i take around 5 minutes for heavy sets, if a set feels abit easy then i dont rest as long. i think the best thing is to take as long as you feel you need. your reps should tell you if youve had enough rest, for example if u only get 3-4 reps on something u usually get 5 on, take an extra minute or so, if ur still gettin the target amount of reps then your rest time is ok
Wayne_CowdreyIcon...02-08-2011 @ 23:38 
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I commence my next set when I feel ready!
SamthepigmanIcon...03-08-2011 @ 20:33 
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between 2 and 3 mins. any longer and i dont feel pumped for the lift.
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