261: 2 or 5 min rests between sets – does it matter?

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Previously in episode 229 we reviewed a review article on resistance training rest periods. Today we look at an individual study comparing 2 and 5 minute rest periods on long term strength and muscle size gains. The applications half of the episode focuses on how the body’s responsiveness to training becomes blunted over time. John always reviews the full-text of each study review on the show, but to see the abstract please go to: . This podcast is proudly sponsored by John’s premium exercise equipment and apparel company Barbell 1. Check out for helpful tutorial videos on training and nutrition and the Barbell 1 product line.

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