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Widowmaker Question


#1

Probably il a stupid question, but the widowmaker set after the main 5/3/1 work can be done as a rest pause set on the upper body movement?


#2

you could say that, because:
On some templates you do rest pause on upper body lifts and widowmaker on lower.
But the answer to the question: if you do rest pause it’s not a widowmaker set.
I think the reason is, that on lower body you kan rest for a couple of breaths and perform another rep. That is more difficult on upperbody.
Rest pause is NOT recommended for lower body movements because it’s to demanding.


#3

If you’re wanting to do your widowmaker set as rest pause, you’re probably not at the right intensity. Dial up your weight until you can hit 8-10 easily, then continue to work until you hit 16-20.

If you need to make up ways to make it harder, it’s not a widowmaker set.