Less Rest Between Sets for Back

I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing weekend! It’s Monday and time to get back to the daily grind of work and everything else in our weekly routine. And sometimes it’s difficult to generate that energy we need on Mondays, especially if you train in the early mornings. I’ll admit, I was tired this morning and could have easily slept in. But I got up like I always do, and headed to the gym. When I’m feeling tired like this, the thing that seems to get me into gear is using less rest between sets.

My back workouts have been pretty heavy over the past few weeks. I don’t want to lose that momentum but since I was feeling tired I decided not to go as heavy. And of course you’re not going to be able to go as heavy with less rest between sets. I didn’t go light by any means but my average reps were 10 per set.

Back Workout

Seated Rows:
4 rest-pause sets x 20 reps

Hammer Strength High Rows:
4 sets x 10 reps

Hammer Strength Low Rows:
4 sets x 10 reps

Reverse Grip Pulldowns:
3 sets x 10 reps

Lat Pulldowns:
3 sets x 10 reps

Traps Workout

Dumbbell Shrugs:
4 sets x 10 reps

Calves Workout

Seated Calve Raises:
4 sets x 12 reps

Using less rest between sets really ramped up the intensity of the workout. The rest-pause sets I did in the beginning helped; I only rest 10 seconds between those sets. I’d say the weights I used were a bit heavier than what I would consider moderate. I felt I was able to overload the muscle with the weight I used while still getting an adequate amount of reps.

Train with Passion,

Along with this morning’s workout I’d like to share my latest page. I created a segment last week for my favorite fat burners. This seemed appropriate being that we’re approaching summer time. And it’s sort of me giving myself a kick to shed a few pounds of fat!


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