Originally Posted by SaxonViolence
But it is not "Real" Rest-Pause.
Real Rest-Pause is putting your best Triple weight on the Bar.
Do One Rep...
Rack the Bar and Pause 20-30 seconds...
Do another Rep...
That's Max-Stim training with a non-intuitive rest period, or forced rest periods.
Can I ask why the need to force a hard definition of rest pause? Shouldn't rest on big compound movements be dictated instinctually, so you maximize form and reduce injury risk?
My rest pause systems varies the rest from 30 seconds to even beyond one minute for heavier exercises, and I assure you they are extremely effective and challenging.
Who determines the definitions? What point does it serve to not leave a broader scope for these definitions?
I've been in this game a long time and have seen a hundred ways of doing rest pause work, giant sets, etc. Wouldn't a broader definition be more appropriate?
Are we trying to educate folks and open doors, or force them into a narrow corridor because of a definition?