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Unread 11-11-2017, 11:55 AM
SBM SBM is offline
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Default Replacing some of the straight sets with rest-pause - guidelines?

I'm thinking about replacing some of the straight sets in my routine with DC style rest pause to save time. How should you compare straight sets with DC style?
3 consecutive sets to failure with 15-30sec rest in between equals 3 straight sets?

For example I would replace my chest workout:
3x5-8 Incline DB press
3x8-10 DB flat press

3x5-8 Incline DB press
1x8-10 rest pause - Floor press or machine press (safe alternative where I can train to failure safely)

Is the work done roughly equal or is the rest pause option way harder to recover from?

I would do the same for arms in my upper body workout replacing 3 sets of bicep curl and tricep extension with one rest pause set.
Sorry for not finding the answer. Someone has probably asked the same before.
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Unread 11-11-2017, 12:13 PM
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I use myo-reps instead of straight sets on all isolation exercises and some compounds.

So instead of 3x12 I will use 12+3+3 etc. I count mini set as one straight set. Recovery is more or less equal.
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Unread 11-11-2017, 10:22 PM
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you'll probably need 1/2 volume
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Unread 11-12-2017, 09:51 AM
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do it on isos mostly and sparingly on compounds imo
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