How long should you rest between sets?

If you read the latest Muscle & Fiction magazines you’ll say 60-90 seconds is the optimal rest interval between sets. This assertion is rarely backed-up with scientific research, and when it is, they will say it increases human growth hormone levels in the body temporarily, which is true, but I haven’t found any studies that correlate it with long-term increases in muscle mass. I have no doubt that many people achieve respectable results from this protocol, especially the enhanced lifters that fill the pages of the muscle magazines, but what is optimal for the natural lifter. What does the science say? Continue reading “How long should you rest between sets?”

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Why a Natural Lifter Should Never Train Like Someone Using Steroids – How Naturals Should Train

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3 Reasons Why a Natural Lifter Should Never Train Like Someone Using Steroids:

1)      You’ll end-up out training your ability to recover by performing too many sets/too much volume.

2)      You’ll elevate your cortisol levels too high to recover from your workouts.

3)      You’ll train too light to build muscle and strength.

The I’ll Do What They’re Doing Trap Continue reading “Why a Natural Lifter Should Never Train Like Someone Using Steroids – How Naturals Should Train”