Rest pause training can help you get amazing results…
BUT it can also lead to overtraining very quickly if you don't know what you're doing.
Rest pause training is discussed in detail within the advanced training section of the WLC Workouts Manual.
We include several different weight training programs that use this advanced technique.
And we want to stress that this is an advanced technique for advanced trainers only.
We'll explain why:
You Have to Know Your Body Very Well
Rest pause training takes you to complete failure and beyond.
Many people will not be able to handle the stress and fatigue of this style of weight training unless you follow the WLC System guidelines exactly. And then you still might not be able to recover completely.
You have to know your limits and in order to know that, you must have years of experience weight training and learning your body.
The WLC System teaches you how to learn your body very quickly by monitoring your results on a weekly basis and making adjustments when results begin to slow.
You're always ahead of your body adapting to your program. You're always getting results. You're always learning what works and what doesn't work for your body.
One of the big problems in today's world is that people listen to others way too much. Instead of taking advice from others who are totally different from you, you need to learn for yourself. And that's what the WLC System does for you.
Take the time to learn your body. Work your way up through the different styles of weight training within the WLC Workouts Manual and then you can give the rest pause style of weight training a chance.
When you do it right, rest pause is an absolutely amazing way to take your results to an entirely new level!
How Does Rest/Pause Weight Training Work?
Here's how the rest/pause technique works:
You choose an amount of weight that allows you to reach failure at the targeted rep range. This might be anywhere from 4 to 20 reps depending on the workout program.
Once you reach complete failure, you put the weight on the rack or on the floor and rest.
You take deep breaths during the short rest period. The rest period varies depending on the workout program. It might be 10 seconds of rest, 30 seconds, or whatever the weight lifting program specifies.
Once the short rest period is over, pick the weight up again and do another set to complete failure again. Push yourself to do as many reps as possible.
And you repeat the cycle for as many times as required in the workout program you are doing.
When you're done with a rest pause set, you'll feel the pain. It's going to burn and hurt but it really allows you to push yourself and gain muscle beyond anything you've ever done.
When you're done with a rest pause style workout, you'll have a huge feeling of accomplishment because the workouts are extremely hard and challenging. Even to the most advanced trainers, rest/pause is very difficult.
Rest and Recovery Must Be Perfect In Order to Use Rest Pause Training
This is no joke: If you want to make amazing progress with rest/pause training, your entire program must be complete and perfectly structured.
All you have to do is follow the WLC System guidelines and you will be doing everything in your power to recover from each workout.
If you recover properly from each workout, you will make amazing progress.
Even with everything perfect, some people can still not handle this style of weight training. If you find that you aren't making progress after 3 to 4 weeks or that you overtrain very quickly, you'll know that your recovery levels aren't good enough for this training style.
You can raise your fitness levels through conditioning workouts and then try again later down the road.
But please remember, this style of training isn't for everyone.
If you follow the WLC System in conjunction with the WLC Workouts Manual, you'll eventually get to the point where you can give this training style a shot.
It has been one of the best styles of weight training that I have ever done.
So work your way up, learn your body, and then give rest pause training a shot. You'll love the results!