We all have days when squeezing in a workout seems almost impossible between the kids, work and running errands. But as a dedicated individual you look for an answer. Well, look no further. I have a great solution for you!
No only does super-setting save you time, but it can help you achieve better results. When performing supersets, you activate more muscle fibers and put a different kind of stress on the target muscle group. Plus, your body will adapt to doing the same routine day in and day out, which can lead to the dreaded plateau. So, mix a superset workout into your strength schedule every now and then to give your body the shock it needs to keep developing.
How do I perform supersets?
Super-setting literally means to jump from one exercise set to another with little to no rest in between. Here’s how to get started:
- Plan which muscle group(s) to work that day.
- Map out a series of exercises (four to six is enough). For example, if your focus is chest, you may perform an incline bench press, decline bench press, chest flyes and incline dumbbell flyes.
- Start with the first exercise and complete a full set.
- Immediately begin the next exercise and complete a full set of that one. Continue until you have finished a full set of each exercise on your list.
- Rest for a minute or two and catch your breath.
- Repeat two more times for a total of three sets of each exercise.
In mere minutes you will have crushed your chest and can walk out the door, barely able to lift your arms. Follow these steps with any muscle group for a super workout in 20 minutes or less!
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