Re: Lifting Speed?
I'm not a fan of sitting around, resting.
So, I have figured: work at my own pace, working different muscles.
For example: right after I bench 8-10 reps, I then got to the ab machine, and then the back machine. Then repeat for 2 more complete sets (bench, ab, back).
It's getting 3 sets of three things without having to wait for much recovery. You can get a lot done this way. Just don't do the same routine everyday. Let the pecks, ab, and back muscles rest for ~48 hours while you work on something else (biceps, triceps, and shoulders). Add additional protein and time.
I does irk me when guys sit around the machines, talking, blah blah blah. Especially when the weightroom is so small, you can't afford to dominate a machine.