How long do you guys rest for?

How long do you guys rest for? I usually only rest like 30 seconds between sets, and it feels really good and my output is great, but I’ve heard people say you should rest for 2 minutes minimum.

Why?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I rest until I don't need to rest anymore.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Giddy

    Depends on the exercise
    >curls
    1min
    >squats
    3min

    I rest to be able to do 5 sets as heavy as possible

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/bCwccDx.jpg

      How long do you guys rest for? I usually only rest like 30 seconds between sets, and it feels really good and my output is great, but I’ve heard people say you should rest for 2 minutes minimum.

      Why?

      General rule of thumb is 2-3 minutes for compounds 1:30 or less for hypertrophy, don't know about endurance training.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I just do the next set, moving the weights on off is enough of a rest.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2-3 minutes is the general guideline, you can push 5 if you’re opting for a powerlifting style of training

    The point is to have adequate rest between sets so that you can give the muscle optimal time under tension and push towards failure meaningfully each set

    If you’re only doing 30 seconds most of your workout is just wasted volume and burning calories instead of promoting growth.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What about bodyweight like pushups? I do them all at once instead of breaking them up.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I used to do that; for both decline and standard pushups I had an easier time progressing when I waited 2-3.5 minutes between sets and did 3 or 4 sets

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thank you

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >If you’re only doing 30 seconds most of your workout is just wasted volume and burning calories instead of promoting growth.

      false. 30 sec can be fine and you don't even have to push toward failure meaningfully for hypertrophy.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I rest for 5-6 minutes between sets always lol
    Even when the gym is busy, and no you can't work in with me

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    usually 7-8 hours a night

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    5 min heavy 5x5 sets
    3.30 min mid weight compounds
    2 min isolation

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Varbie or man?
    Either way mirin pecs.

    3 minute rests.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    cute dog
    I wonder if anyone else knows that

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    do you have email?

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i rest about 10 mins between sets

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    depends on how heavy you go, you probably go light as fuck if you rest 30 seconds and are good to go again

    I lift as heavy as I can, always to failure. Probably rest at the very least 3 minutes, but more often 5+ between sets and honestly I'd rest 10 if I had the time

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I fucking hate people like you at the gym. Spend 2 hours on one machine and don't let anyone work in.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >machine
        I hardly use machines and I let anyone work in, the issues it that deloading and reloading barbells take a fuck ton of time and effort. I'll spend 25-30 minutes at most in a very heavy compound like bench and OHP, and less in other exercises I don't care as much for

        >i fucking hate you reeeeee
        Not everyone lifts teeny tiny weights and is good to go again after a minute. I nearly fail every single last rep of my bench. Work to failure in a heavy compound and see if you're good to go in a minute or two

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    3-5 minutes for big compounds.
    2 minutes on the rest
    small iso movements 1-1:30

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2mins I like to clean the house in the meantime

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >30s–1m
    >calisthenic chad

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty regularly take 10+ for compounds. Home gym, so I’m getting work or housework done between sets. hypertrophy stuff, it’s more like 1-3. Feels better that way, Bigger pump, keeps the heart rate up, etc.

    I dont know that it’s optimal, but if I have 2 hours or work, and 8 sets of squats, that shit is getting fit together. My squat 10rm went up from 270 to 310 over the last 7 weeks, so I’m going to keep doing that shit until it stops working

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The more rest the more energy you can expend on raping your muscles into oblivion
    I rest as long as I deem necessary

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Compounds
    2-6 mins, depends on if it's actually heavy. If relatively manageable I just wait until breath is normal and the muscle doesn't feel fatigued, if there is a legit risk for me to miss a rep if my shit isn't dialed in it will be 5-6 mins.
    >Isolation
    2-3 mins but I superset antagonistically, so more like 1 min between 6+ total sets.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are you all training for some slow twitch endurance muscles? I'll rest 4 - 6 minutes with compounds, and >=3 minutes with other. Of course I do cardio as well, but on rest days.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No they just don't actually lift.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    briefist possible answer:
    90 seconds
    better answer:
    well ask yourself "what's the purpose of rest between sets?".
    To let your muscles replenish atp/glycogen so we can get another set with ideally the same amount of reps and volume and push closer to failure, rather than just hitting failure before we've got our volume in because we didn't allow the muscles enough time replenish those.
    In ideal circumstances we'd just let the timer run long enough we can get the same reps as the last set but not so long as we start to cool down but that means you're getting varied times with rests getting longer and longer as your workout goes on. Although this gives us a lot of room to individualize it doesn't put as much metabolic stress on muscles which is also something that supposedly gives growth and keeps your workouts from getting retardedly long. So a good metric in my opinion is you want to be losing around 1 rep between consecutive sets but not as much as 2. Then just repeat that for that particular exercise. If you're getting a perfect flat spread of 12 reps 12 reps 12 reps or whatever you're not challenging yourself enough and I don't the the volume you're missing is worth more than the potential metabolic stimulus and time you're wasting.

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