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Unread 04-24-2009, 11:50 AM
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Default Factors affecting the length of the rest interval between sets

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Unread 04-25-2009, 07:49 PM
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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