Continuing Education 

Palmer Online: Rest and Recovery

Amy Ashmore holds a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin. In this 1-hour class, she discusses new research on how to use intra-set and between-rest periods effectively during resistance training sessions. She will also instruct the learner how to program intermittent rest (between days) and recovery periods to avoid overtraining and detraining.



Module 1
What are the types of rest during training?
  • Definitions and key concepts
  • Intra-set rest
  • Inter-set rest 



Module 2
Discreet Movements 
  • Clear start and finish points
  • Work well with intra-set rest 
Measuring Muscle Force 
  • Muscle Force Generation Capacity (MFGC)
  • Strength training effectiveness



Module 3
Research regarding intra-set and inter-set rest
  • How effective is each type of rest?
    • Research study and results
  • How effective is redistributed rest training for strength development versus cluster set training?
    • Research study and results



Module 4
  • Does redistributing inter-set rest periods into shorter and more frequent rest periods during the knee extension exercise affect peak torque, oxygen levels in the muscle, and rate of perceived exertion?
    • Research and results
  • Programming options
  • Best practices



Module 5
  • Sleep and athletes
  • Programming recovery
  • Napping
  • Recovery lower and upper limits




Amy Ashmore, Ph.D.

Release Date: Jan 1, 2024
Course Expiration Date: Dec 31, 2024

CE Hours



Each module contains a video presentation and a short quiz.  You must view the video prior to taking the quiz. 
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