So I got a question that’s been bothering me for the last several days. For the past several months I’ve been mainly training for strength (3-5 minute rest btw sets, 1-3 reps). However, recently I started training for muscular hypertrophy (90 sec rest btw sets with 2-10 reps).
My reps would drop significantly, something like this 10, 7, 5, 3, 2 (same weight for all sets) since I just started implementing much shorter rests.
My concern is that since I’m aiming for growth, and with the combination of short rest periods and low reps, what’s the outcome/benefits?
Would you guys only strictly recommend 8-12 reps with short rests for growth and 1-3 reps with long rests to get strength, or mix the reps and sets altogether and possibly get the best of both worlds? Greatly appreciate your feedback.