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Resting between reps - is it necessary?

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Old 04-13-2005, 09:06 AM   #16
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Re: Resting between reps - is it necessary?

Oh well, when my instructor says things like "do light weights" I just nod. And when he's gone I do my own thing :-) Anyway, I'm customer so I'm always right :-)

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Old 04-13-2005, 09:16 AM   #17
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Re: Resting between reps - is it necessary?

I expected all that critisism - it is a message board

Old 04-14-2005, 07:08 PM   #18
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Re: Resting between reps - is it necessary?

I used to lift about 80lbs bench pressing doing three sets of 10. I looked littler than I am now because I had such low body fat from having more muscle on my body. It was not bulky or big. I would have to rest about 2 minutes in between sets or I could not complete my next set of 10. I also worked my legs in this way. I had a really hard time keeping my weight up enough while doing this so I cut back on the weight lifting. I looked too skinny. I have a little more padding now. I still exercise but on a treadmill now and a swiss ball because I herniated a disc in my back carrying my treadmill into the house. I don't think I will have the guts to try weights for a few months and when I am not in pain anymore. But definately you need to have about 1 1/2 minutes between sets. This way you can recover enough so that you can lift properly so as not to hurt yourself. I have rushed through feeling like I did not need a break in between only to pull something and hurt the next day.

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