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Rest time between sets

The normal time for resting between sets when working out depends on several factors, including the intensity of the exercise, the individual’s fitness level, and their training goals.

For strength training exercises using heavy weights, it is generally recommended to rest between 2-5 minutes between sets.

For hypertrophy or muscle-building exercises, a rest period of 60-120 seconds between sets is typically recommended. This shorter rest period helps to create metabolic stress and increase the buildup of lactic acid, which can stimulate muscle growth.

For cardiovascular exercises such as running or cycling, shorter rest periods of 30 seconds to 1 minute are recommended. This allows the heart rate to remain elevated and helps to improve endurance and cardiovascular fitness.

Ultimately, the length of rest periods should be determined based on individual fitness goals, exercise intensity, and personal preferences. It’s important to listen to your body and adjust the rest period as needed.

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