What is the ideal rest time between each set?

There has been a lot of talk lately about resting 4 to 5 minutes between sets. What do you think of this? Obviously aiming for hypertrophy.

  1. 1 month ago

    I particularly find 5 minutes adequate for compound exercises.

  2. 1 month ago

    I rest for as long as I need which is anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes typically. Some deadlift days are almost 10 minutes on the final sets though.

  3. 1 month ago

    >5 min for heavy compound shit
    >3.30 min for medium compound shit
    >1.30-2.30 for isolation
    if you are only resting 1 minute between sets or supersetting you are not lifting hard enough

    • 1 month ago

      imagine being out of breath from bicep curls

  4. 1 month ago

    1-2 minutes
    If you need more than that you are weak willed

  5. 1 month ago

    The longer you rest the more stimulative each set will be, assuming you train hard.
    Of course you can rest shorter & simply do one more set than if you rested long & the end result will be the same.
    Additional benefit of resting longer than 2-3 minutes for bodybuilding is super small, arguably not worth it. Actually an ideal scenario would be to superset two things, resting a minute or two between them both so you're getting good rest but also being productive in the gym. I have a busy gym though so not an option for me.

  6. 1 month ago

    It doesn't matter for hypertrophy. You could rest for 20 minutes or 1 minute, wouldn't matter.

  7. 1 month ago

    I dont rest much because being surrounded makes me uncomfortable.
    I dont care because I can lift my 5 rep max twice and then I take out 10kg and do 15 or so. Then 12, and finally 8.

  8. 1 month ago

    I just do one rep and rest 20 min occupying the best rack, I'm huge so what dyels are going to do about it?

  9. 1 month ago

    No rest, CrossFit style.

  10. 1 month ago


    >Consensus Recommendations
    >As a general rule, rest periods should last at least 2 minutes when performing multi-joint exercises. Shorter rest periods (60-90 secs) can be employed for single-joint and certain machine-based exercises. Optimal rest interval duration would also be influenced by the set end point, as longer rest intervals are likely needed when sets are performed to muscular failure.

  11. 1 month ago

    If you're not panting, you can go finish your next set immediately. Rest when you're out of breath.

  12. 1 month ago

    I rest until im ready. if 10 minutes is what it takes then so be it

  13. 1 month ago

    Compounds - 3 mins
    Iso's - 90 secs

  14. 1 month ago

    Wtf Eddie Murphy got jacked

  15. 1 month ago

    2 minutes for me. idk usually works where i’m not completely fresh from last set so i have to fight for the last couple reps, love it.

  16. 1 month ago

    I rest anywhere from 5-10 minutes between sets depending how hard I go. If I'm doing heavy singles or doubles it's definitely closer to the 10 min mark.

    • 1 month ago

      you’re definitely fat as fuck

  17. 1 month ago

    Compund- 3Min
    Isolation- 2Min
    For bodybuilding, anymore is for power shitting

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