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    Time between sets?

    The time between sets at my home gym is definitely slower than at the gym..
    I知 quite aware of the intensity Between the set intervals closer is better then farther and typically at home I知 noticing a 2-3 minute intervals, the workouts in the end last longer I知 still pumped but wtf I have all day.
    Or should I keep the shorter intervals between and stay off my phone between sets

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    4 weeks between sets

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    Quote Originally Posted by zwhit View Post
    4 weeks between sets
    Goood one !!!!!

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    My girl and I have been doing home workouts and doing as many reps as we can in 1 min with a 20sec rest. Getting around 20-25 sets in each workout. Obv I have to use lighter weights but I never train this way and it痴 kicking my ass!


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    The basic rule is ...heavy weight -longer rest...lighter weights-shorter rest..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by zionoir626 View Post
    The basic rule is ...heavy weight -longer rest...lighter weights-shorter rest..............
    This. I pretty much just go by if I've caught my breath yet. Also a lot easier to superset at home. That helps a ton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Multislacking View Post
    This. I pretty much just go by if I've caught my breath yet. Also a lot easier to superset at home. That helps a ton.
    I'm in this camp for the most part. But there's also a pool table next to the weights, so sometime set timing goes completely out the window

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    For me it's usually around 3-4 min for everything besides squats where it goes up to 5-6 minutes going heavy 5-4-3-2-1 reps.

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    I used to be very strict even at home with allowing only 30 seconds between sets, timed with my watch. Some times heavy leg work would cause me to allow up to 45 seconds between sets when I really got winded. But a few years ago, a guy in work asked me to join him and three other guys during our 15 minute break in sets of push ups right there in the machine shop we work in. Well our breaks soon turned into 20-25 minute breaks, because there were five of us taking our turn doing push-ups, and due to me having to wait for four other guys to complete their sets of push-ups, I was waiting up to two minutes between sets. After participating in that routine for about a few weeks, I noticed that I was making some very good progress, that I never did when I would work with just one training partner, and allowing only 30-45 seconds between sets. So now when I workout alone at home, I usually allow 90 seconds between sets, and sometimes even 2 minutes with heavier weight. It seems to work pretty good for me that way.

    But either way, I think it's good to change things up every 4-8 weeks anyway, and do something your body isn't use to. It also could help to keep your mind and enthusiasm in it too, since you're not doing the exact same thing year in and year out.

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    30-90 seconds is my usual between sets

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    Til you get your breath back is a good one. If you're using lighter weights or body weight, like the lads are saying, have a shorter rest. You want to keep the intensity up to ensure your muscles are working as hard as they would if you were training heavy in the gym.

    https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/3e30/9228d037f1638e5da05743fb7b17b4fda692.pdf

    This paper is pretty cool - just identifies you can train lighter with high volume and maintain mass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArgonCoagulator View Post
    For me it's usually around 3-4 min for everything besides squats where it goes up to 5-6 minutes going heavy 5-4-3-2-1 reps.
    So you're the guy hogging the only squat rack in the gym for 30+ minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Augustine5I View Post
    So you're the guy hogging the only squat rack in the gym for 30+ minutes.
    My gym has four squat rack/DL platforms. A group of fat Asian powerlifters, who aren't very powerful at all, hog up two racks at a time, sometimes for 90 mins. I've timed their breaks between sets, 12-15 mins on "heavy" days, lol

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    Depends how heavy I am lifting.

    40 seconds to 2 minutes rest between each set if I am training in the 8-20 rep range. (depends on the exercise)

    If training heavy in the 3-10 rep range . Rest time for me is between 2 minutes and 6 minutes. Depends on the exercise. I follow PHAT style training. So on my heavy days with progressive overload as my focus i will follow 2-6 minute rest between sets. Hypertrophy days are under 2 minute rest each set

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    Quote Originally Posted by Augustine5I View Post
    So you're the guy hogging the only squat rack in the gym for 30+ minutes.

    Bwahaha the clown on his phone looking in the mirror for 3-4 minutes per rep

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