Tip of the day….

If increasing your strength is your goal take longer rest intervals between sets.

Rest intervals of at least three to five minutes between sets produce the greatest increases in upper- and lower-body strength. (Journal Science Medicine, Sport 13: 429-433, 2010)



My take- This is a reminder that strength training and muscle building can be very different. If you are training to lift heavier weight and are training to muscular failure then extend your breaks to 3+ minutes. If your goal is to improve muscularity rest intervals between 30-90 seconds will work better. Weight training to stay lean? Keep your heart rate elevated and burn more calories with rest periods of 30 seconds.


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