Are Supersets How You Should Be Lifting?

The sets mentioned in this video, are ones that oppose muscle groups. This might seem counterproductive, but it is actually one of the best ways to lift, if you don’t mind putting in the extra work. I think that this routine is such a great one, which is why I wanted to tell you all about it. To start this workout we have some dumbbell lat raises that go right into barbell shrugs. One of the important things to remember with supersets is that your rest time is going to be dramatically reduced. This is not a type of training that is for everybody, especially those who can not physically handle that much exercise with no break in between. However, for those of you who can, supersets should really become a part of your weekly workout plan. For the next superset in this video, the man starts on some leg lifts. As he switches from hamstring curls to leg extensions, this man is showing how you can do opposing muscle movements in this superset, to always keep the muscles guessing.

It is important to note that these supersets are better left for those who are wanting more muscle size versus strength. For the pure strength lifter, you will want to stick to something not involving supersets. Since the aim of these exercises are all about higher reps and no rest, a strength trainer would be better off with a workout plan that is almost the opposite of this one. I love the way that these exercises are used to maximize the muscle groups that are targeted. What I will do, when using supersets, is to shorten the overall time of how long I am going to be lifting. A non-superset workout might take me between 45 minutes to one hour. On superset days, I will only spend about 20 minutes, due to the intensity of the workout. I also want to mention that supersets are not something that you want to do all of the time. Yes, the results that you get with this type of workout is great but it would put far too much stress on your body and mind, if done constantly.

A good option here would be to use a program that combines the two sets into something that is manageable throughout the week. On days where you have more to do, use a superset to knock out that workout in record time. When you go to the gym and know you have some time to spend there, lose the supersets and try a workout that is longer but provides you with rest periods throughout.

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