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    Rest Time between sets ?

    How long do you guys rest between sets ? Goal : mass.

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    If the goal is mass 0-30 seconds, but for me it depends on the exercise to...

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    I hear tell that you need 2-3 minutes for mass/strength. I've heard this often from strength coaches and doctors.

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    What about between didferent exercises?

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    Going heavy I'll rest 2-3 minutes.....moderate weight then 30 seconds or even less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juggy'sTwat
    Going heavy I'll rest 2-3 minutes.....moderate weight then 30 seconds or even less.
    i agree, for mass about 2 minutes, but on heavy reps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tushe
    What about between didferent exercises?
    Same, 2-4 minutes. Although, loading 6 plates on a leg press machine and unloading after done takes a while. Last time from unloading squat rack to loading leg press took me 6 minutes. I click on my stop watch to monitor rest right after I rack the weight.

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    It depends on the workout goal. For example supersets,trisets I use little or no rest. When going heavy more than 2 minutes to recoup.

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    if you go heavy i dont see how youd be able to jump right into the next set. you need time to recooperate

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaTyR
    How long do you guys rest between sets ? Goal : mass.
    It takes at least two minutes to recover from a heavy set.

    Goal = mass = lift heavy = at least two minutes.

    I work out with a partner and do the exercise almost just as soon as he is done, unless I am not ready then I take a minute or two more.

    I lift when I am ready. Which in turn depends on the set, the exercise and the previous weight as a percentage of 1RM.

    It is pointless to rabbit out a bunch of light sets and equally pointless to take so long between sets that the sweat dries.

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