How long should I rest between sets? The idea is to work through the circuit without rest. However, if you need to rest, take as long as you need. If you are performing sets of the same exercise, a rest period of 30-60 seconds between each set is recommended. By Seth Vander|2020-05-13T16:33:39+00:00May 13th, 2020|Exercise|0 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditPinterestEmail Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.