1612: Everything You Need to Know About Sets, Reps & Rest Periods

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In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin lay out everything you need to know about sets, reps, tempo, and rest period.

  • Sets, reps and rest periods: The nuts and bolts of exercise programming. (2:51)
  • Understanding the difference between exercising and training. (5:51)
  • Sets.
    • Defining what it is and the proper dose per week. (8:10)
    • Mind Pump’s thoughts on German Volume Training. (13:27)
    • The value of supersets. (18:02)
    • The dos and don’ts. (19:18)
  • Reps.
    • Defining what a rep is and what is the best range? (21:10)
    • The various tempo schemes and how to manipulate them in your exercise programming. (29:13)
    • Is there value in loose, forced, and partial reps? (35:19)
  • Rest Periods.
    • Why the rest is as important as the active part of the workout. (37:42)
    • What is the ideal rest period? (40:02)
  • A guaranteed way to break through your training plateau. (43:30)

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