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How long should I rest after doing a super set?

The type of training program you are involved in, and your fitness level, will dictate rest periods between supersets ranging from anywhere between 30 seconds up to five minutes. For example, when using supersets to help build strength endurance (using light/medium weight), a rest interval of 30 - 120 seconds is typically recommended. However, listening to your body will be the best indicator for rest periods. Longer rest periods may be necessary if you can't catch your breath or if your muscles are too fatigued to continue to work. When training for strength and power (using explosive movements and/or heavy weights) longer rest periods will be required (up to five minutes). Power movements and/or using very heavy weights taxes your muscles more so than using light weights, and thus longer rest periods are needed.

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