Skip Nav
Vegan
Giving Up Dairy Changed My Body in So Many Surprising Ways
Healthy Eating Tips
This Is the Absolute Worst Weight-Loss Mistake You Can Make
Butt Exercises
3 Treadmill Tricks For a Perky Butt

Do Active Rest Between Strength Training Exercises

Lifting Tip: Do Active Rest Between Sets

While it's nice to chill out and catch your breath during sets of strength training exercises, you can maximize your workout by moving a little between exercises (called active rest) instead of completely resting your body. Here are some ideas:

If you want to really challenge your muscles and save on time, don't rest at all between sets. Move from one exercise to another without stopping and aside from working your muscles, you'll also get your heart and blood pumping.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Printable Bodyweight Workout For Abs and Arms
Standing Pilates 10-Minute Butt Workout | Video
Ab Challenge
Printable Bodyweight Tabata Workout
Best Cardio Bodyweight Exercises
30-Minute Full-Body Workout With Weights
How to Tone Your Legs and Butt When Running

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds