📌How Much Rest Is Best?💪🏽
The "best" amount of time to rest between sets, like most things in bodybuilding, depends on what specific goal you're training for.
Do you want to be stronger, more muscular or increase your stamina? Common sense and research tells us that we can only pursue one goal at a time.
To get stronger faster, the best rest period is 3 to 5 minutes between sets.
This is because much of the energy your body consumes during traditional strength training (heavy weight, 1 to 6 reps) comes from the Adenosine Triphosphate Phosphocreatine system. The ATP-PC system uses phosphagens to produce energy very quickly and without the use of oxygen. Your body has a very small phosphagen reserve, which lasts about 15 seconds. It takes your body about 3 minutes to fully replenish phosphagen stores (Fleck, 1983).
In other words, if you give your ATP-PC system at least 3 minutes to recharge, you'll lift more weight and get stronger faster.
To get bigger quicker, the best rest period is 1 to 2 minutes between sets.
Typical bodybuilding/hypertrophy training (moderate-heavy weight, 6-12 reps) draws energy from the ATP-PC and glycolytic system ( ;the glycolytic system gets most of its energy from the carbs you eat) ;. The aerobic metabolism plays a very small part as well.
To increase muscular endurance as quickly as possible, the best rest period is 45 seconds to 2 minutes between sets.
Classic endurance training (light-moderate weight, 15-20 reps) draws much of its energy from aerobic metabolism. This means your body burns carbs and fats in the presence of oxygen. ...
Mistakes to Avoid in the gym by @jayyrodd_fit 🔥 👎🏽Waiting for gym Equipment
Gym lines are bound to form during peak hours. The best fix? Head to the gym early in the morning or after 7 p.m., once the pre-work and post-work crowds have finished.
But no matter how busy the gym is, you shouldn’t have to stall your routine in order to wait for equipment. To get around this obstacle, always have alternative options in the back of your mind in case your preferred equipment is taken. Say the squat rackOpens a New Window. is taken? Swap your back squats with a set of dumbbell goblet squats, which can be just as challenging and add an element of core strength. Come prepared with a Plan B and you’ll stay moving rather than wasting your time waiting for the bench to open up. Always using the same machines, sets, and reps
Going through the same repetitive routine every single time is a quick way to get bored and stall any and all results. Your workout routine should change every few weeks either by alternating the exercises or the acute variables like sets, reps, and rest times.
Not timing your rest periods “Most guys should be in and out of the gym in 60 minutes, including warmup, cool-down, and a good lifting session,” says Jason Ferruggia, head strength coach at Renegade Strength and Conditioning. To make that possible, avoid wasting precious moments between sets of an exercise.
Wear a stopwatch or a smartwatch, or use an app on your phone to limit yourself to under a minute. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll finish your workout.Opens a New Window.
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