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Unread 10-22-2014, 03:03 AM
maxbroke maxbroke is offline
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Default "Cooling off" of muscles between exercises

Say one was to start a workout with bench press, then proceed to do several exercises that don't involve the triceps to any great degree, finishing the workout with rope press downs.

What are the consequences(positive/negative) of giving a muscle such an extended break during a workout?
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Unread 10-22-2014, 07:32 AM
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The only positive I can think of is you will have certainly replenished ATP but this only takes 3-5 minutes between sets - I don't think there is any real reason why there would be a positive/negative effect significant enough to notice.
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Unread 10-22-2014, 12:14 PM
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With longer rests you can usually use heavier weights. Greater tension stimulus.

With less rest you get more of a fatigue stimulus.

So it depends on what your goal is.
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Unread 10-23-2014, 10:03 AM
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Back when I was more disciplined I liked to do this as much as possible because it allowed me to more accurately if I was making progress with the triceps. Otherwise I couldn't tell if I was struggling with my triceps exercises or just had a done a more demanding set of bench presses that day.
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