Rest Pause Sets
- 07-13-2008, 02:47 AM
- 07-13-2008, 10:34 AM
Typically it means they are doing 3 "mini sets"
Incline DB press 85x12(15sec rest) 85x6(15sec rest) 85x4
Those 3 sets make up 1 RP set. That example would be 1 RP set of 22, so 22RP.
Each portion is done to "failure" The reps naturally decrease from the first set to the last.
07-13-2008, 11:09 AM
07-13-2008, 12:04 PM
07-13-2008, 12:23 PM
07-13-2008, 12:29 PM
07-13-2008, 12:30 PM
I've always defined Rest Pauses as a long pause of 5 breathes, in between the completion of reps. For example, for me at least, having a Rest Pause at 6 and 12 means that on the 6th and 12th reps respectively, I paused for 5 deep breaths at the rest position of the lift.
07-13-2008, 12:40 PM
As far as DC goes. It means --- completing your working set (to failure), racking the weight (whatever the exercise is that your doing). Resting for ~15 seconds and going to failure again. Some will do this once more. I did this a lot...
Talking about DC makes me want to get back into it again....
EDIT: I was looking at one of my DC journals from a couple months ago, here is an example:
Then move to working set--->315x11 --->RP(15 sec) 315x6 ---> RP(15 sec) 315x3
07-13-2008, 12:41 PM
Yeah, that's what I thought.
For example, doing an flat bench press, take the weight off the bar, lower to chest, pause a bit (one full second at minimum), explode through positive contraction, repeat.
It could also mean "Nahhh, I don't feel like working out today, I think I'll take pause and rest."
Or maybe I'm thinking of "pause rep". Is there a difference?
07-13-2008, 12:43 PM
07-13-2008, 02:20 PM
07-13-2008, 02:33 PM
07-13-2008, 02:41 PM
Breaths/seconds.. It doesn't really matter.
I typically count breaths as it is easier for me to keep the rest consistent.
07-13-2008, 02:51 PM
07-13-2008, 03:41 PM
Last edited by Frank Reynolds; 07-13-2008 at 04:09 PM.
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