Utsav Agrawal

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Rest intervals between sets

Exercise Science
Rest intervals between sets

================================== We got this query a lot of times that what is the optimal rest interval between sets, here is the answer- It was believed earlier that shorter rest periods results in greater muscle gains but this has been ruled out because the increase in some hormones after training does not directly relate to muscle gain. Studies suggest that a longer rest period is better compared to the shorter rest period for muscle gain primarily because you can train at higher load or volume (sets*reps) but this effect is noticeable in compound exercises like - squats, bench press, deadlift, etc. With regards to isolation exercises(example- biceps curl) - you can train at short rest intervals between sets. When I say longer rest interval it is 2 minutes or more and shorter rest interval would be 30 secs or less. Reference - 1.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27174923 2.https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-0042-119204 3.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26605807

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