One Arm Lift Sets

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  1. Flow'n

    Flow'n Blue Belt

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    When you guys do one arm lifts, like Dumbbell Snatches or Push Presses, do you guys take breaks between arms? Almost like Doing both arms = 2 sets?

    I used to go right to the next arm when I was done but I find now that Im moving heavier weights than before I cant do that. I'll do one set with my right arm. Rest a minute or two, then do the set with my left arm. Is this o.k or should it be done back to back?
     
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    I usually take about 20-30 seconds after one arm to catch a breather.

    There is nothing wrong with your method. In fact, it might be a good idea. Can't say it would work for me, though, as I rest too long anyway. Unilateral lifts would be a huge time sink for me.
     
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    Of course take a break. You've got two arms, but only one posterior chain.
     
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    Depends on the goal I suppose. If you want to develop a huge one armed snatch, then yeah, rest. In my experience, with reps totalling less than 10 bilaterally (5 on each side) it hasn't made a HUGE difference. You could aso consider alternating arms each rep... these are really small changes you can make when you stop making progress.
     
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    I usually do sets of 3 per arm. I dont take a huge rest like I would between sets of squats or dealifts. I never thought of alternating arms each rep. Thanks for the input.
     
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    I take rests between each arm when I do suitcase deadlifts. Granted its not over 2 minutes, but its not one after the other.
     

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