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Rest Between Reps?


#1

When should I rest between reps? Should I keep continuous tension and rest between reps at the end of a set? Why on the vids do they rest allmost allways between reps even if they could not?

What's the "normal way"?

Thanks.


#2

You should post this on the beginners forum, and I'm assuming you are talking about the IBB program. You should not be messing with that stuff just yet.

Go to the beginners forum and read the stickies and post there. And to answer your other question, it depends on what you're trying to do. I'd say rest as little as you need to, as long as the quality of your reps and sets don't suffer. People training for powerlifting might go longer between 2-5 minutes when working with heavier weights for doubles/triples/maxes.