Training with Supersets

Happy Thursday Bloggers,

There are so many different ways to train and all of them are useful in some way or the other. I find that trying different training styles increases your knowledge for fitness, gives you better or more results and can be less boring. While some training styles take more time, it is essential you add variety to your workout to get the most out of it. Today’s training style is going to be “Supersets”, how many of you have heard of supersets? this is a popular training model, and it definitely might add some progression to your workout and challenge you. 

What is a superset?

  • Doing two exercises back to back with little to no rest between them. 
  • Done with opposing muscle groups (ex. biceps/triceps, chest/back) 
  • Alternating push/pull exercises
  • alternating upper/lower body 
  • good protocol for hypertrophy
  • Good when short in time
  • Typically the two exercises work different muscle groups or movement patterns, not always though. 

Example of a superset exercise:

  1. Bicep curls 3 x 10
  2. triceps push down 3 x10

Doing these two exercises starting with one or the other, then moving on to the next exercise with little to no rest and doing the same amount of reps. 

I personally do a lot of supersets when I want to feel a real good pump in my muscles and when I want to add some challenge to some of the exercises I have planned for the day. How many of you implement supersets in your workout? Let me know what exercises in the comment section! Thanks for reading.

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Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xooxo

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You can assume I have a love for fitness & a love for Wonderwoman -- both assumptions are correct. I am an ACSM certified personal trainer of 7+ years -- I currently reside in Ohio and live a simplistic life at the age of 29. If I am not lifting, I am eating, sleeping, traveling, exploring, or movie watching. I recently moved during a pandemic, now I am focused on self care (self love), building a business of my own in personal training, becoming a professional blogger, starting a podcast and doing things that make me happy! I am a sister, daughter, and loyal friend --- I love everyone's dog and I am on a mission to pet as many dogs as possible everywhere I go! LOL. My mission is to talk health (physical/mental), design programming, motivational speak, learn, grow, prosper, build others and make as many people smile as possible because I want nothing more than to be the change I seek in the world.

7 thoughts on “Training with Supersets

  1. Planks, side planks, Russian twists and anything for your lower back. I’ve notuced results since focusing on my entire core rather than just lower abs which for me is the problem area

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    1. I have never done side planks! lol which is crazy, I know because I have done standard planks many times over. I love doing seated russian twist 🙂 those work magically for me – especially when I am doing a high amount of reps.
      The lower abs, is my flaw too I would have to say, and that makes sense, I think working on the entire core would be more beneficial, glad it has been working out well with you 😀

      Shay-lon

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