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Effects of Rest Interval Duration in Resistance Training on Measures of Muscular Strength: A Systematic Review.
Sports Med. 2018 Jan; 48(1):137-151.SM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Rest interval (RI) duration is an important resistance-training variable underlying gain in muscular strength. Recommendations for optimal RI duration for gains in muscular strength are largely inferred from studies examining the acute resistance training effects, and the generalizability of such findings to chronic adaptations is uncertain.

OBJECTIVE

The goals of this systematic literature review are: (i) to aggregate findings and interpret the studies that assessed chronic muscular strength adaptations to resistance training interventions involving different RI durations, and (ii) to provide evidence-based recommendations for exercise practitioners and athletes.

METHODS

The review was performed according to the PRISMA guidelines with a literature search encompassing five databases. Methodological quality of the studies was evaluated using a modified version of the Downs and Black checklist.

RESULTS

Twenty-three studies comprising a total of 491 participants (413 males and 78 females) were found to meet the inclusion criteria. All studies were classified as being of good to moderate methodological quality; none of the studies were of poor methodological quality.

CONCLUSION

The current literature shows that robust gains in muscular strength can be achieved even with short RIs (< 60 s). However, it seems that longer duration RIs (> 2 min) are required to maximize strength gains in resistance-trained individuals. With regard to untrained individuals, it seems that short to moderate RIs (60-120 s) are sufficient for maximizing muscular strength gains.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL), Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, 3011, Australia. jozo.grgic@live.vu.edu.au.Department of Health Sciences, Lehman College, Bronx, NY, USA.Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Split, Split, Croatia.Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review
Systematic Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28933024

Citation

Grgic, Jozo, et al. "Effects of Rest Interval Duration in Resistance Training On Measures of Muscular Strength: a Systematic Review." Sports Medicine (Auckland, N.Z.), vol. 48, no. 1, 2018, pp. 137-151.
Grgic J, Schoenfeld BJ, Skrepnik M, et al. Effects of Rest Interval Duration in Resistance Training on Measures of Muscular Strength: A Systematic Review. Sports Med. 2018;48(1):137-151.
Grgic, J., Schoenfeld, B. J., Skrepnik, M., Davies, T. B., & Mikulic, P. (2018). Effects of Rest Interval Duration in Resistance Training on Measures of Muscular Strength: A Systematic Review. Sports Medicine (Auckland, N.Z.), 48(1), 137-151. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-017-0788-x
Grgic J, et al. Effects of Rest Interval Duration in Resistance Training On Measures of Muscular Strength: a Systematic Review. Sports Med. 2018;48(1):137-151. PubMed PMID: 28933024.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effects of Rest Interval Duration in Resistance Training on Measures of Muscular Strength: A Systematic Review. AU - Grgic,Jozo, AU - Schoenfeld,Brad J, AU - Skrepnik,Mislav, AU - Davies,Timothy B, AU - Mikulic,Pavle, PY - 2017/9/22/pubmed PY - 2018/11/27/medline PY - 2017/9/22/entrez SP - 137 EP - 151 JF - Sports medicine (Auckland, N.Z.) JO - Sports Med VL - 48 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Rest interval (RI) duration is an important resistance-training variable underlying gain in muscular strength. Recommendations for optimal RI duration for gains in muscular strength are largely inferred from studies examining the acute resistance training effects, and the generalizability of such findings to chronic adaptations is uncertain. OBJECTIVE: The goals of this systematic literature review are: (i) to aggregate findings and interpret the studies that assessed chronic muscular strength adaptations to resistance training interventions involving different RI durations, and (ii) to provide evidence-based recommendations for exercise practitioners and athletes. METHODS: The review was performed according to the PRISMA guidelines with a literature search encompassing five databases. Methodological quality of the studies was evaluated using a modified version of the Downs and Black checklist. RESULTS: Twenty-three studies comprising a total of 491 participants (413 males and 78 females) were found to meet the inclusion criteria. All studies were classified as being of good to moderate methodological quality; none of the studies were of poor methodological quality. CONCLUSION: The current literature shows that robust gains in muscular strength can be achieved even with short RIs (< 60 s). However, it seems that longer duration RIs (> 2 min) are required to maximize strength gains in resistance-trained individuals. With regard to untrained individuals, it seems that short to moderate RIs (60-120 s) are sufficient for maximizing muscular strength gains. SN - 1179-2035 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28933024/Effects_of_Rest_Interval_Duration_in_Resistance_Training_on_Measures_of_Muscular_Strength:_A_Systematic_Review_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-017-0788-x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -