The "How Much Rest?" Question

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On the training front, I'm getting lots of
questions about how long to rest between sets.

The answer is -- as long as you need to rest in
order to do justice to the next set. And that's
going to vary from person to person and exercise
to exercise -- and it may change for you over
time -- and it may vary depending on the weather.
It also will vary depending on your training goals.
And it changes from warm-up sets to working sets.

For warm-up sets, you really don't need to rest
very much longer than the time it takes to change
the plates. If you time it, your rest periods will
be in the 1 to 2 minute range.

Once you get to your working sets, you'll tend to
slow down a bit. That's because you need a bit
more of a rest -- as well as time to do the
all-important mental things that lead to top
level performance:

1. Rest and relax for 30 to 60 seconds.

2. Clear your mind.

3. Concentrate on the upcoming set.

4. Do your visualization drills.

5. Deepen your focus and your concentration.

6. Approach the bar, and take your focus and
your concentration as deep as possible.

The whole thing takes 2 to 3 minutes -- and if
you're serious about your training, you need to
take the time to do it. Concentration and
visualization increase the results of your
workouts enormously. They are the KEY
to championship performance.

So the bottom line is this -- your rest periods
need to be long enough to allow you to recover
enough to do justice to the next set -- and they
need to be long enough to allow you to FOCUS, to
CONCENTRATE and to do your VISUALIZATION drills.

As always, thanks for reading, and have a great
day. if you train today, make it a good one!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

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