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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Rest in between sets

    Let's say a person will be doing 3 Sets of Flyes. After reaching failure (or close to) in his first set, there will be naturally the burning sensation and soreness all over his chest. Thus this person rest while awaiting for the 2nd set.

    However, should the person only begin his 2nd set (and so on) ONLY when that burning sensation is totally gone from his Chest, or should he proceed nonetheless once the limited rest time is over (even when the chest has not totally 'recovered')? What difference does it make?
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    As far as flies are concerned if i use them i do so for a few sets at the end my chest workout. By this time my chest is usually fried anyway from compound movements so just blast out 2 sets with about 1-2 minutes rest between. By this point i dont think even resting for 10 minues would remove that 'burning' feeling.
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    I've found that 5 minutes between sets is ample time to prep you for the next set.

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    Re: Rest in between sets

    Originally posted by Nightmare
    However, should the person only begin his 2nd set (and so on) ONLY when that burning sensation is totally gone from his Chest, or should he proceed nonetheless once the limited rest time is over (even when the chest has not totally 'recovered')? What difference does it make?
    *** If your focus is on the variable 'time' then I would forge ahead regardless of the burning sensation.
    If ot's not then rest tillyou feel your strength levels are up to let you lift again.
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    Originally posted by TreeTrunks
    I've found that 5 minutes between sets is ample time to prep you for the next set.
    Seriously? The only time I might go that long is inbetween max attempts. I would say for bb purposes, which is what most of the members are into, shorter rests would be more appropriate.
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    Seriously. Yeah a lot of bodybuilders have very short rest periods. But for packing on mass it is great. As Lee Haney always says "stimulate not annilate" Try long rest periods you'll be surprised. I train with 85-90% of max on all my sets.
    Last edited by TreeTrunks; 01-28-2002 at 12:31 PM.

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    gotta agree with trunks, longer waits do allow one to use high weight consistently. I don't wait that long between my sets, not 5 minutes anyway, I wait about 3 between sets of compound movements, bout a minute and a half between easier movements. I do notice a dramatic increase in weight if I do increase waiting time.

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