Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Lard-ass, Dec 16, 2005.
Make sure you don't think too much.
More than an hour is fine to me.
I like Brooks Kubik's theory on the "45 mins to an hour" thing. Keeping it short insures that you're not dogging it. Commerical gyms are full of people who "work out" for three hours...that's 20 mins of exercise, and the rest is filled with prissing around and talking. IMO, keeping it to an hour (or thereabouts) insures that you're working hard and concentrating on what really counts.
Of course, then there's all the academic talk about T levels dropping off after the 45 minute mark...
I stop at around an hour, 70 minutes max really. and I don't warmup much either, I jump rope for about 5 minutes, then I hit the weights. I do warmup sets, but, yeah, that's included in the hour. If you perform exercises giving those with highest payoff first, after an hour it all seems like fluff anyways, so a couple sets or even an exercise shaved off the end of a workout isn't going to hurt anything.
i generally stay in the 50-70 minute range. if ever last longer than that, i probably wasn't lifting hard enough.
The hour thing is a good rule of thumb. However, when I'm doing maxes, I can work out up to an hour and a half without problem. This is primarily due to the number of sets and rest time between them.
I try to keep it under an hour, but I find I often get up to about 90 min.
I'd like to cut out some rest time to get my workouts down to 45min.
What kind of rest time between sets do most of you S&P forum guys use? I try to keep it about a 30-90 seconds between sets, and I do 3-4 sets per group. I try supersets or circuit work when in a hurry, but I don't think they are as good for strength gains.
Until recently I rested long between sets (3-4 minutes) but I recently cut down the resting to 1 minute to get the workout done within an hour.
It sometimes takes me three hours to do five or six sets of squats (including warm-ups).
Other times it takes me 45 minutes to finish a workout.
Stay until the jobs done.
I can't see resting 1 minute between heavy sets and being able to perform 3 x 3's and lower. I'm usually done lifting within 45 minutes, however conditioning is another topic.
Resting under 5 mins for really heavy sets is just stupid, and if you want to really go all out make it more like 10-15.
LOL, that is a long time.
I can't afford that kind of time, but I don't think I'll give myself less than a minute.
wow, that might be the best amount of time for sheer power gains. Anyone else wait this long between sets?
Personally, I am looking for some endurance also. I have little enough time as it is (1-2 hours max per night), so more than 1.5 minutes rest per set is about all I can devote to it.
Grady, are you schizophrenic? Did you just respond to the same exact post in two distinct ways?
Holy shit thats hilarious i thought they were two different people until i looked at the names!!
Hah - I posted once, got a browser error, and lost what I wrote. A while later, I tried again, and had a slightly different comment. And both went through. So yes, you get two distinct comments there
Does anyone else rest as long as Carnal?
I could be wrong here, but I'm assuming that when Carnal is resting that long he's doing his max day and probably focusing on JUST the main lift.
If that's the case, then rests like that are very productive and beneficial.
But if you're trying to fit an entire workout on top of you main, it's just not going to work out for you if you have any sort of busy schedule.
When I do a "regular" max day and try to fit in an entire workout, 3 minutes is a good rest for me. But when focusing on just the main lift when I max, my rests hover at about 5-8 minutes. Carnal's just resting that long because he can deadlift Canada and that's rough on your back.
Long story short, if you're interested in getting the absolute most out of your lifts (like a PLer), long rests need to be devoted to your main lifts when trying to max. Otherwise, you're selling your lift short of it's true potential.
i find if work hard, i can finish in about an hour. depends on how energetic i feel. if im very energized i take shorter rests between sets, even when its heavy. if not, i take a little longer. i like not waiting to long between sets as it lets my mind drift. it helps me keep in the moment and remember how to feel when under the bar.
1 hour excluding warmup.
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