View Full Version : Rest time between sets?
01-12-2005, 12:14 PM
How do you know how long to wait between sets?
I'm currently bulking.
01-12-2005, 12:28 PM
generally 1-2 minutes, I've never heard that it matters whether you're bulking or cutting,....never thought of that before.
01-12-2005, 12:52 PM
i usually walk to the nearby water fountain, get a drink then do my next set. so, at least a minute i guess. i have been doing this for so long that i can't not do it!
depends on the intensity.
high volume work outs with lighter weights and bucket loads of sets rest about 30secs-1min
big heavy lifts, including drop sets, rest 1-3mins.
although there are other variables such as using shocks like supersets, fascia stretching etc. all of which, when incorporated, would require longer rest periods.
but as a general rule of thumb, when you catch your breathe back start pumping. so therefore, it really depends on your cardiovascular fitness and recovery rate.
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