A Brief Review: How Much Rest between Sets?

@article{Willardson2008ABR,
  title={A Brief Review: How Much Rest between Sets?},
  author={Jeffrey M. Willardson},
  journal={Strength and Conditioning Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={30},
  pages={44-50}
}
  • J. Willardson
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Biology
  • Strength and Conditioning Journal
RELATIVELY FEW STUDIES HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT REST INTERVALS BETWEEN RESISTANCE EXERCISE SETS. A REST INTERVAL IS ESSENTIAL TO RE-ESTABLISH INTRA MUSCULAR BLOOD FLOW AND OXYGEN DELIVERY THAT ALLOWS FOR THE REPLENISHMENT OF PHOSPHOCREATINE STORES, RESTORATION OF INTRAMUSCULAR PH, REMOVAL OF METABOLIC END PRODUCTS, AND RETURN OF MUSCLE MEMBRANE POTENTIAL TO RESTING LEVELS. GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REST INTERVAL LENGTH HAVE BEEN BASED PRIMARILY ON THE TRAINING… 

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