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    Ever since i spoke to Gregg V a long time ago about doing about 10-15 sec of rest between each set i noticed a huge difference.
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    That's interesting but for me, longer rest periods increased both size and strength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob S View Post
    That's interesting but for me, longer rest periods increased both size and strength.
    Longer rest is better for strenght. And heavier weights for many reps = more growth. So a sound plan would be to build a good base of strenght, then rotate between phase of more rest and higher weight with less rest and lower weight (more density of sets).

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    Jay Cutler and Dorian Yates to my knowledge both trained with minimal rest in between sets

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    Quote Originally Posted by KINic View Post
    Longer rest is better for strenght. And heavier weights for many reps = more growth. So a sound plan would be to build a good base of strenght, then rotate between phase of more rest and higher weight with less rest and lower weight (more density of sets).
    20 rep squats with 4 and 5 plates a side put size on me. It is almost impossible to not rest 10 minutes, or more, between them. Yes, you are right about switching up.

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    Shorter rest periods kick your ass. Like Lou said, for heavy squats, resting 1-2 minutes wouldn't be a good idea! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by lou0178 View Post
    20 rep squats with 4 and 5 plates a side put size on me. It is almost impossible to not rest 10 minutes, or more, between them. Yes, you are right about switching up.
    Of course some exercice can drain the fuck out of you lol. But then again, you would not do 10 sets of those either lol.

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    I don't rest more than 40s, sometimes I didn't even rest. Super sets all day.
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    My rests are always short... like me.

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    The pump you get from short rest periods are insane. Got to leave the ego at the door but it taxes the muscle
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    I do not like short rest, I Feel That the muscle is lost. I like rest 150-60 seconds, depending the exercise (free weight or pulley) and reps.
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