by Neil Anderson
Resting is one of the most often misunderstood principles of our Tuesday strength day workouts. The thing to realize on strength day, is that resting between sets should be sufficient to COMPLETELY rest your body. Physiologically this will take between 3-5 minutes depending upon exertion. There is no training method that will/can shorten this.
When you are warmed up properly (TBDiscussed later) and after you have sufficient, fitness, experience and practice with a lift you will be able to completely exhaust your bodies ATP stores when performing max effort lifts. ATP is the basic form of energy your body uses for maximal efforts. The fitness and shaping effect of maximal effort workouts done as per GPP protocol is, we believe, responsible for the astounding fitness effects and benefits our clients see so quickly.
To get the most out of these workouts it is neccessary (AFTER you are trained and able) to exert yourself maximally. In order to exert yourself maximally each time you perform this type of exercise, you MUST rest 3-5 minutes between each set. This mandates that a workout like this will take 35-40 minutes and beyond to complete.