Originally Posted by MuscleandBrawn
What is the rest like between cluster sets? And how do you determine when it's time to move up in weight? Looks like a very solid training approach!
Rest is an average of 20 secs between the parts of a cluster set.
Maybe a little longer when its getting tough or the last reps was to failure or close to failure, and maybe a little shorter when all is going easy.
The same goes with rest-pause and bulldozer sets.
When I get all the reps of a cluster set solid and good executed, I move up in weight.
A strange thing lately is, when I use clusters, I always get the reps and always add weight the next workout, about 2-3% and go on.
Somedays when I feel from the start or the earlier sets, that my power is down a little bit, I make this day an back-off day and use a little bit lesser weight and mostly do straight sets only.
It happens for about 2-3 times out of 10 for me for the most training days.