Been lifting for a while and found that 1-2 minutes of rest was good. That is unless you’re a powerlifter.
Recently saw an actual study though on how 5 minutes can lead to way more gains so I tried it out for a few months.
>Made my workouts incredibly boring.
>5 minutes is so fucking long to sit around just waiting doing nothing
>mood decreased during the workout
Recently switched back to 1-2 minutes and feel way better. More motivated, not so bored, improved mood, ect. I don’t care if I’m sacrificing some gains for this, 5 minute rests just aren’t worth it.