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E_Barnes 06-18-2012 01:26 PM

What exactly is a superset and how can it benefit me?

emekajokammor 06-22-2012 01:13 PM

One exercise directly followed by another exercise.

Supersets increase blood flow as well saves you time spent in the gym.


Superset with tricep ext


Leg press
Superset with seated leg curls

Increased blood flow = more nutrients delivered = better muscle

PowerBuilder500 06-30-2012 03:54 AM

Benefits will change based on the exercises you use.

I like pairing two different muscle groups for accessory work because it saves time and helps with conditioning. I know I'm out of shape when a simple tricep/bicep superset gets me nauseous.....

You can do different movements for the same muscle group to increase substrate defecit. For instance, if you reach absolute failure on a bench press, by defenition you cannot perform any more reps. But if you immediately go to a cable flye right after, you can extend the set longer and provide a greater systemic stress.

This also applies to 'pre-fatigue' (i.e. isolation move before compound move). Try doing leg extensions before a set of squats and see how fried your legs get.

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