What is the benefit of doing supersets? Should it be done only for isolation exercises?
What are some good combinations? Do you recommend it?
Is it just another way to shake up your routine/change things up, no specific benefit? I guess there is some kind of cardio benefit, not resting between sets?
Thread: Benefit of SuperSets?
08-08-2005, 12:15 PM #1
Benefit of SuperSets?
08-08-2005, 12:25 PM #2
Supersets are a way of varying your workouts. For example, to try and overcome a plateau.
Basically, you train two opposing muscle groups with any or very little rest periods. For example, you would do a set of bicep curls then immediately move onto a set of tricep extensions. Thus giving the biceps time to recover while you work the triceps.My friend told me he cant wait until he gets older so he can have "Old man strength". I was like " What the **** is old man strenght?" He said it is an explosive strength you get when your older. Has anyone heard of this and what pill do i need to take to get old man strength.
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08-08-2005, 12:26 PM #3
Supersets are just a basic way of increasing the intensity of your workouts. There is a slight cardio benefit in that your HR will stay up for a longer period of time, but I like it more just because I feel it gets more blood into the muscles.
I've only tried chest/back and arm supersets. both worked well, but I really enjoy the arm workouts the best. I actually do these at most of my arm workouts now. the workout usually is a basic 3 exercises for 2-3 working sets going from a triceps exercise right into blasting my biceps. I would recommend trying these and see what kind of results you get. The pump is amazing- Kevin
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08-08-2005, 12:30 PM #4
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It's simply all about efficiency for me.
If I'm training heavy and want to take about 3 minutes rest between sets of the same exercise, if I superset I can do a set of bench press, rest 1 min, do 1 set of rows, rest 1 min, go back to bench, etc. etc. It basically cuts the rest periods in half so you get through 2 exercises in just over the time it would normally take you to do 1. I always train this way.Awesome. Awesome to the max.
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08-10-2005, 04:45 AM #8
I can't believe nobody used the word 'shock' to describe a superset. The main reason for doing supersets or drop sets or anything else of this nature is to give your muscle fibers a good shock so they'll either start growing again in response or continue to grow even more. Muscle fibers are very efficient at accommodating themselves to our workouts and 'shock' methods are just different ways to break that accommodation and force your muscle fibers to adjust through hypertrophy. Afterall, for a BBer, hypertrophy is what we are all after.Racism is completely irrational.
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