Weight Lifting 101

How Long to Rest Between Sets

Image Credit: Petranek It doesn’t take a genius to realize that the more rest you take between sets, the more weight you’ll be able to lift when you do come back. This doesn’t mean that you should always take more rest between your sets… the right amount of rest for you will depend on your goals somewhat. First off,...
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Weight Lifting 101

How Workouts Work

For Newbies Only: We will continue our series of Weight Lifting 101 posts here by introducing some new terms that you will have to become familiar with if you are going to succeed in changing the way you look. As you may have already guessed, working out with free weights is a little bit more complicated than doing steady...
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Rest & Recovery

Setting the Record Straight on Muscle Recovery Time

How long should you let your muscles rest before working them again? You may have heard that your muscles are ready to be trained again after 48 hours of rest. Editor’s Note:  This is Jason’s take.  To read Darrin’s take, click here. I’d like to set the record straight on that number. If you’re one of those genetic supermen...
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Rest & Recovery

The Truth About Muscle Recovery Time – Short Version


How long do your muscles need to recover between workouts?
Not a simple answer.
This is probably the longest article on leanlifters.com, and covers most of the factors.
There are two versions on the site: the shorter one, plus the longer one. LeanLifters Members get the long version.
Read by going right to the home page: leanlifters.com
And make...
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Rest & Recovery

The Truth About Muscle Recovery Time


How long do your muscles need to recover between workouts?
Not a simple answer.
This is probably the longest article on leanlifters.com, and covers most of the factors.
There are two versions on the site: the shorter one, plus the longer one. LeanLifters Members get the long version.
Read by going right to the home page: leanlifters.com
And make...
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Training Tips

Set/Pause/Resume – To Get An Extra Rep Or 2 Using New Fibers



When you’re stuck, and not seeing the results you want, you get annoyed. You get discouraged. And so your workouts become slightly less intense.

And that just starts the death spiral of a self-fulfilling prophecy where you actually halt progress or regress.

There are many ways around this but today let’s talk about the Set/Pause/Resume approach.

It’s brain-dead simple. ...
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