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    I got it like that Sontizzle's Avatar
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    how long to wait...

    between sets? say im doin curls with a dumbell, after one set with the left arm go do the right arm and the right back to the left? or should i give it rest for a minute or two?
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    One set is doing both arms, rest then do another set. I go about 1:30 btwn sets, its really personal. Try out different times and see what works.
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    If you want to get the most out of your workouts, rest 2-3 minutes in between.

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    That's why I love it when my training partner decides to turn up, get my optimal rest period between sets.
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    I have recently increased the wait-time between my sets. My metabolism is high, so I am trying to keep my heart rate down and avoid getting an aerobic workout when I am lifting. I guess I wait 1.5-2 minutes between sets.

    **I should mention that I am NOT an expert in this particular area (between-set rest time). Any advice is appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoloScott
    I have recently increased the wait-time between my sets. My metabolism is high, so I am trying to keep my heart rate down and avoid getting an aerobic workout when I am lifting. I guess I wait 1.5-2 minutes between sets.

    **I should mention that I am NOT an expert in this particular area (between-set rest time). Any advice is appreciated.
    Why would you do this?

    Aerobic is good...

    The only reason you should be waiting is if you think your central nervous system is not ready to be taxed again for near optimal loads.
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    I am trying to reduce the amount of calories that I am burning, because I am trying to gain weight. Won't I burn more calories if I keep my heart rate into the aerobic-zone while lifting?

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    more intensity will clearly burn more calories...

    But that could probably be couteracted with perhaps, ya know, a tablespoon of peanut butter. You thinking is ass-backwards.
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    More rest time between sets = more recovery for your muscles which = the more weight you can move overall on the next set which...
    Last edited by LouPac; 08-23-2006 at 04:07 PM.

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    think that needed a "..."
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