Quick question on rest between sets, I bought a Heart rate monitor / timer with the strap etc and have been making my rests between sets the same so that I know if I’m lifting heavier and gaining etc or just feeling fresher from waiting longer!
So now I have found that on squats I get around the following (Kg’s)
Bodyweight squats and stretching to warm up
70x10 - 120s rest
80x10 - 120s rest
90x9 - 240s rest (rep5 was feeling gassed, needed to pause)
Problem that I see is that hitting 100x8 my heart rate hits 182 and I feel totally spent till I catch my breath
question is - Is this what I think it is, my cardio letting me down (currently be lucky to do 5-10 minutes on the treadmill a week)
or do I just / also need to leave a longer time in between sets - which sort of moves away from what I hear is about the appropriate rest period for bodybuilding
anyone have any thoughts?