So... kinda pissed...

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    Oct 05, 2011 5:29 AM GMT
    I was at the gym doing legs. The guy on the machine next to me was more built, doing the same thing. Anyway, I get 4 sets of 12-14 reps in and I get up and leave, completely sweaty. As I leave, he turns and looks at me like "wtf is wrong with this guy?" I'm pretty sure I got all 4 sets done during his REST period. I took ~15-20 second rests, admittedly, but still. Why are some people able to achieve such great results and barely try while I'm having trouble gaining mass anymore? I'm getting enough protein, I'm carb-loading before I lift, etc. So WTF...
  • dc415

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    Oct 05, 2011 6:20 AM GMT
    4x12-14, with 15-20 second rests?! Sounds like you need to reduce the reps and start seriously increasing the weights. If you're working at difficult weights you should be requiring 2-5 minutes of rest.
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    Oct 05, 2011 6:29 AM GMT
    dc415 said4x12-14, with 15-20 second rests?! Sounds like you need to reduce the reps and start seriously increasing the weights. If you're working at difficult weights you should be requiring 2-5 minutes of rest.


    I'm doing difficult weights - I'm working to the point of almost puking. I push myself really hard since I know that's how results are achieved.
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    Oct 05, 2011 6:53 AM GMT
    dc415 said4x12-14, with 15-20 second rests?! Sounds like you need to reduce the reps and start seriously increasing the weights. If you're working at difficult weights you should be requiring 2-5 minutes of rest.


    This.

    If you want to get stronger, do less reps (like 3-5) and take 2 minutes rest. I suspect this will help you break through any plateau you're currently at. If not, then you prob need to eat more.

    If what you're doing now isn't getting you the results you want, you're going to have to do something differently.

    Hope this isn't too rude, but this is how I read your first post:
    "This guy next to me is doing something different from me and getting the results I want!"
    If that's what happened, seems pretty obvious to me what you should try doing...
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    Oct 05, 2011 7:29 AM GMT
    UncleverName said
    dc415 said4x12-14, with 15-20 second rests?! Sounds like you need to reduce the reps and start seriously increasing the weights. If you're working at difficult weights you should be requiring 2-5 minutes of rest.


    This.

    If you want to get stronger, do less reps (like 3-5) and take 2 minutes rest. I suspect this will help you break through any plateau you're currently at. If not, then you prob need to eat more.

    If what you're doing now isn't getting you the results you want, you're going to have to do something differently.

    Hope this isn't too rude, but this is how I read your first post:
    "This guy next to me is doing something different from me and getting the results I want!"
    If that's what happened, seems pretty obvious to me what you should try doing...


    ...but he wasn't even trying and it was obvious, while I was working my ass off. That isn't how it should be.
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    Oct 05, 2011 7:30 AM GMT
    I was up in the gym just workin' on my fitness he my witness OO-EE~
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    Oct 05, 2011 7:31 AM GMT
    Heavy leg workouts need the most rest in between sets than any other body part, up to 5 minutes.
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    Oct 05, 2011 7:37 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidHeavy leg workouts need the most rest in between sets than any other body part, up to 5 minutes.


    I did 2 minutes rest between my squat sets but other than that it's pretty much always under a minute... I'll try resting longer next time. I think I don't rest because I get bored
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    Oct 05, 2011 8:52 AM GMT
    FrostedFlakes said
    Ariodante saidHeavy leg workouts need the most rest in between sets than any other body part, up to 5 minutes.


    I did 2 minutes rest between my squat sets but other than that it's pretty much always under a minute... I'll try resting longer next time. I think I don't rest because I get bored


    If you get bored during the two minutes, you're doing too many reps and not enough weight. If you're lifting heavy enough, you need the rest. If you're on a day that you're not trying to break a personal record, you could superset and do pullups while resting. I've done that successfully. But your legs will need at least two minutes of rest, if you're lifting heavy enough.
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    Oct 05, 2011 8:59 AM GMT
    I always find legs are more likely than anything else to make me feel pukey!
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    Oct 05, 2011 9:54 AM GMT
    Anduru saidI was up in the gym just workin' on my fitness he my witness OO-EE~


    you just gave me an excuse to post this again.icon_smile.gif

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    Oct 05, 2011 10:26 AM GMT
    4 sets of 12-14 reps is a lot in my opinion, I would stick to 3 sets of 6-8 at a higher weight.
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    Oct 05, 2011 11:22 AM GMT
    FrostedFlakes said

    ...but he wasn't even trying and it was obvious, while I was working my ass off. That isn't how it should be.




    Just because he didn't appear to be doing a lot of work on that particular machine doesn't mean he doesn't bust his ass on other parts of his workout..