|03-08-2012, 04:20 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Decatur, IL
Training Exp: 30
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Benchpress
Fav Supp: Buttweiser
For me it depends on the training session. DE sessions I only get minimal rest(1 - 2 minutes). ME sessions I take enough time to fully recover(as much as 10-15 minutes).
"I can't wait 'til tomorrow, 'cause I get stronger every day!"
|03-08-2012, 04:30 PM||#3|
Six Million Dollar Man
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: The Legion of Doom
Training Exp: 2-3
Training Type: General Fitness
Fav Exercise: Posing
My rule of thumb is to rest as long as you need to, but never as long as you want to.
I likely don't rest enough, especially between some bigger lifts, but I like to think that I am increasing my endurance as well by not having long periods of rest between sets.
Complication makes it easy to explain failure.
|03-08-2012, 05:39 PM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Central Illinois
Training Exp: 20 yrs.
Training Type: Westside
Fav Exercise: All of Them! Bench, hehe.
Fav Supp: Food
ME for me 2-5 minutes and DE is around 30sec to 2min.
M & S's Isofuel Chocolate, MGN's Dextrose,Universal's Beef Aminos and AAEFX's Kre-Alkalyn.
|03-08-2012, 09:33 PM||#5|
Master of disaster
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Training Exp: 10
Training Type: Starting Strength
Fav Exercise: DEADLIFT
Fav Supp: FOOD
In truth it really depends on the type of program you are on and how quick you recover. Between 60 and 90 seconds is my typical rest time but some people take two to four minutes. Everyone is a bit different but try some different rest intervals until you find the right one for you.
|03-08-2012, 09:46 PM||#6|
Bigger, Stronger, BAMA!
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Training Exp: 5
Training Type: ARGH!!!
Fav Exercise: Squats
Fav Supp: Deadlifts
My rest time is usually long enough to change plates and record my previous lifts.
David, Husband, Father, Pastor
(Yasen Miroslav Zavadil)
Meet Maxes: Gym Maxes:
Squat 308 315
Bench 176 185 This WILL change!
Deadlift 408 375
Shooting for a 1000+ total for next meet, spring/summer 2015. (see quote below)
"If there is nothing you can improve on, your standards are too low!" - BAMA Strength Coach Scott Cochran
1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified
|03-09-2012, 12:32 AM||#7|
Join Date: Jul 2011
|03-09-2012, 12:36 AM||#8|
The Gristle Eating Giant
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: BeStrong IL
Training Exp: 2
Training Type: Strongman
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Rare Steak
I usually give it 90 seconds to 2 minutes before I get back under the bar, though its been known to take me another 30 seconds to talk myself into unracking it. When it comes to deadlifts, my rule of thumb is to rest until I stop seeing stars and can hear properly again.
Anastas Dimitar Martin
|03-09-2012, 09:40 AM||#9|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Appleton, WI
Training Exp: > 13 years
Training Type: Bodybuilding
Fav Supp: AAEFX's whole line.
I like to stay around the 30 sec mark for Bi's, Tri's, Traps, but on chest or back 30 - 60 sec.
Now Ab's recover REAL quick so I only take about a 5 sec brake.
DFAC Wheelchair Rep.
"3D Muscle Journey" Sponsored Athlete
"If you think your lean enough. Your 4 weeks out, keep going."
|03-09-2012, 11:40 AM||#10|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Training Exp: 30+
Training Type: Other
Fav Exercise: Anything overhead
Fav Supp: Creatine. C'est tout.
230 strict press @ 220; bodyweight+187 X 4 dips @ 180; 403 front squat @ 210; 10 000 push-ups.
Ignoring irrelevant credentials since I was 17.
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