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    rest between sets??

    How long should I rest in between sets? I have read that you have to rest at least three minutes. Bodyforlife suggests resting only one minute in between sets. I do not have a lot of time in the gym and minutes add up. Is one minute too short of a period?

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    Depends on the intesity you are working at. If I am going heavy and working at high intensities (90% of 1RM or greater) I will rest 2-3 min. Other than that I like 30-60sec for rest depending on what I am doing that day.





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    At least 3 minutes? Thats insane, thats a minimum for a powerlifter, not a bodybuilder or fitness-lifter.

    30 seconds is a nice "minimum."

    I rest either 90 seconds or 2 minutes, right now 2 minutes so 1:50 on my stopwatch. For leg day I reset my stopwatch twice for the heavy stuff, leg extentions/curls I do 2 minutes (1:50 again on the watch).

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    Originally posted by Mudge
    At least 3 minutes? Thats insane, thats a minimum for a powerlifter, not a bodybuilder or fitness-lifter.

    30 seconds is a nice "minimum."

    I rest either 90 seconds or 2 minutes, right now 2 minutes so 1:50 on my stopwatch. For leg day I reset my stopwatch twice for the heavy stuff, leg extentions/curls I do 2 minutes (1:50 again on the watch).

    Right, that is why I said I rest that long when I am training at high intensities, close to my 1RM, which I frequntly do, switching my training between strength days and explosive/power days (were I rest 30sec. between sets). Bodybuilders shouldn't rest that long. It really depends on your goals and what you are training for.





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    Yep, 3-5 minutes is not abnormal for a PL.

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    Thankks....that was QUICK!

    I am not a power lifter for sure and struggling to get off the ground to be a body builder......so it sounds like 1 minute should work for me.

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