Rest between sets for hypertrophy?

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  • #29808
    WS297
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    Hi there.

    I know that when you train for strenght you should keep a long rest time between sets, like 3 minutes or more. And for endurance rest would be shorter (idk, 30 secs or less?).

    But what about muscle hypertrophy? How long should I rest between sets for muscle building if I train with my bodyweight and can do more than 10 reps in a set?

    Thanks.

    #29810
    Robby Taylor
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    Hypertrophy is more like strength training than endurance training. You are more likely to see strength gains than endurance gains when training for size. But, optimally, you don’t want to take super long rest breaks. Just rest enough so that you can do the next set without sacrificing your form and while keeping your rep count in the ideal range. So say you do 10 reps the first set of an exercise. You don’t necessarily have to do 10 the next set. 6 or 8 will be fine, as long as those reps are clean. 6 good reps is better than 10 half assed reps.

    #29809
    WS297
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    Thanks Robby 🙂

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