And the cycle continues…
90% of my training programs, until now, have used rest periods of anywhere between 60-180 seconds, or more. These rest periods partner with programs that primarily favour building strength and muscle.
It is only now that I have changed my resting style: doing mobility exercises as a form of active rest, before returning to do a work set. And the difference in feeling is prominent.
The first thing I notice is the pump. It’s ridiculous. Come 3rd or 4th set, the muscles are really full of blood. For me, it’s my forearms that balloon. The second is the burn, and how that affects my mental state.