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lylemcd 04-24-2009 11:50 AM

Factors affecting the length of the rest interval between sets
 
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cxw 04-25-2009 07:49 PM

Do you think that shorter rest intervals with slow tension (2 up, 2-3 down) can cause slow-twich muscle hypertrophy (perhaps after heavy work)? Or do you think this is overrated or BS?

lylemcd 04-26-2009 08:06 AM

I know why you're asking and in what context (next time just ask "What do you think of Joel's MMA idea for growing Type I fibers" and I'll only say that, in general, Type i fibers don't show massive potential for growth . IF you're going to do it, it's going to require long sets adn short rest intervals to get the kinds of fatigue necessary to get growth.

cxw 04-28-2009 12:56 AM

You're a sharp individual - I didn't want to mention Joel Marion's name as I wanted you to answer the question without being prejudiced by whom threw up the idea.

Anyhow, thanks for the answer.

James Register 09-07-2009 02:02 AM

I have experimented with this this year, mainly after reading some rubbish about paul anderson.

The first time I rested 15 minutes between squats, I was able to increase the working sets by about 10kg on sets of 5. I think this was a good thing at the time. That was a long workout. I like 7or 8 minutes between squats/deads now. I'm not sure if my body likes it though.

Sickbean 09-07-2009 02:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James Register (Post 57020)
I have experimented with this this year, mainly after reading some rubbish about paul anderson.

The first time I rested 15 minutes between squats, I was able to increase the working sets by about 10kg on sets of 5. I think this was a good thing at the time. That was a long workout. I like 7or 8 minutes between squats/deads now. I'm not sure if my body likes it though.

I used this tactic quite successfully to break through plateaus on my back squat a few times.

It is boring though, like you said.

lylemcd 09-07-2009 09:50 AM

Long rest intervals are boring, everyone I've ever trained hated them. But with very very heavy weights they are often necessary.


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