How Much Should I Rest Between Sets?
Lifting weights isn’t only about what you can do but how fast you do it. Two people that complete the exact same exercises with the same amount of sets may walk away with completely different workouts because of how much rest between sets.
Generally, you want to rest 30 seconds to 1 minute between sets. The range varies according to your fitness level and workout intensity. A beginner will need more rest than a regular weight lifter simply because they aren’t accustomed to lifting weight.
If you’re trying to bulk up or lift for heavy weight, then you may want to rest 15 seconds to a minute more to handle the weight or lift for performance. Otherwise, you’ll want to fall in the 30 seconds to 1 minute range.
Advanced lifters may go for less and sometimes even no rest between some sets. No rest sets are referred to as super sets.