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Old 03-10-2014, 11:53 AM
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If you're training for strength then I believe more rest is ideal. 3-5 minutes or even more if you need it.

If you're training for size and don't care about strength (hypertrophy focus only) then low rest is usually utilized to keep the muscles fatigued and pumped.

What I had been doing was for my main compound lift (bench, squats, deads, MP) I would try to shoot for 2min rest and maybe let it bump up to 3min if I needed it on heavier days. Then for my accessory work I tried to keep rest intervals to around 1 min.

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