Top 3 Benefits to Supersets
1. Saves Time.
One of the benefits to applying supersets in your training routine is that it saves you time. We live in a fast pace society with very little time to do the things we really want to do. Many people use the excuse that they don’t have time to workout due to their busy schedule. Supersets is the answer that will ultimately save you time and build the physique you truly desire. Superset workouts can be anywhere between 30-45 minutes. It’s not unrealistic to get the body you want by training 30-45 minutes/4 days a week. The only effective way this will work is you have to make it a priority and stick with it for a period of time. In the end it’s worth it and you’ll be glad you did.
2. Lactic Acid Production.
Have you ever had an intense workout where your muscles start to burn? If you’ve ever done Supersets then you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Supersets will increase Lactic Acid production, which increases Human Growth Hormone (HGH) levels in the body. GH is a powerful fat loss and muscle building hormone. Lactic acid is nature’s way of helping you survive stressful situations, hence strenuous workouts.
There is a big misconception that lactic acid fatigues your muscles when in reality lactic acid is fuel for your muscles to keep you going and its also not responsible for muscle soreness days after training. So it’s ok to feel the burn.
3. Different Muscle Fiber Activation.
Different Superset combinations can help increase muscle fiber activation. There are essentially 3 ways to do Supersets. Below is an example:
a. One body part superset.
This routine would look like this for biceps:
Preacher curl + Dumbbell Curls.
Basically you are working the bicep with two different movements/exercises.
b. Antagonistic Supersets
This kind of superset works two opposing muscle groups like chest and back. Whenever you do a pushing exercise (chest) you’ll do a pulling exercise (back).
The same thing goes for bicep+triceps and Quads+Hamstrings.
Doing this kind of superset will actually increase the nervous system activation which in turn will produce more strength for that second muscle trained within that superset.
c. Pre-Exhaust Supersets.
What this means is that you will pre-exhaust one muscle group like the pecs by doing a dumbbell fly and then moving onto the bench press. The dumbbell fly’s you did warmed/pre-exhaust your pecs to do the bench press. The result is much more muscle development.
In conclusion, Supersets are a VERY effective. Try Supersets in your next workout and you’ll be happy at how powerful they are and will ultimately build up the intensity of your workout and build bigger muscles.
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