Hey Guys, just curious about something. I usually do workouts out of books or from this website as opposed to creating my own. I am 203 lb aiming for 220 lb and am currently working out 5 days a week doing hypertrophy (8-12 rep) based workouts, swapping between workout A (consisting of pushing exercises) and B (Squat and Deadlift, then pulling exercises) and I was curious about two things.
First, the workout I am doing now recommends 30 seconds rest between exercises but the last hypertrophy based workout was 60 seconds or more. What is the optimal rest time for hypertrophy workouts? Also I was curious about when to increase reps or loads in a workout that is really just 2 workouts repeated. Should I try to up a rep or load weekly? or should I try every workout? I change my workouts every three weeks but I kind of like this format.
(sorry for all the questions) if my loads go down at all from workout to workout will my muscular goals be affected, I am concerned most with size now and can worry about strength later if need be. Thanks