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    Rest between sets.....

    Whenever I do compound exercises I have no problem increasing the weight after the initial set.

    Whenever I do isolation type movements like the leg curl and the biceps curl I can almost lift whatever I desire in the first set
    After the initial set my strenght endurance drops and remains very low. I have found out that 10 to 15 minuttes later I can do the same amount of weight again.

    How does this method affect hypertropy? Lets say I do the assistance work like leg curls in the 7-10 rep range. 3 sets total. 15 minuttes of rest between each set.


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    That is not what you want to do man. At most 3 Minutes in between sets, then point isn't to beable to lift the same ammount of weight, or more - It's to get them muscle throbbin - and with 15 minutes of rest inbetween sets, you defeating the purpose.
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    If you wait an entire day you can do the same weight or possibly more too, but thats not going to help you grow. Powerlifters may often use 4 minute rest periods, if you are a bodybuilder look at 60-120 seconds.

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    If you wait an entire day you can do the same weight or possibly more too
    That's called HST

    then point isn't to beable to lift the same ammount of weight, or more
    In some training systems the weight remains fixed during the entire workout. The weight is increased for every workout.

    So you think it's harmfull to do like this:

    leg-curl -> Fsquat -> leg curl -> Fsquat -> leg curl -> Fsquat?

    instead of

    Fsquat -> Fsquat -> Fsquat -> leg curl -> leg curl -> leg curl?




    Id' like to now the hard scientefic facts about resting periods.

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    HST is pretty cool, but its usually more than one set, I increased most of the workload myself. Those 30 second rest period days are HECK.

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