Increase Muscle Endurance with Supersets!

fitness tips Feb 15, 2019

Looking to gain muscle quick and increase your muscle endurance? Then Supersets might be for you! You may have heard the term before, but do you know what it actually means and how to use it effectively? If not then keep on reading because I'm breaking it all down for you today and sharing a fun Superset workout as well!


What are Supersets?

A superset is when you do two exercises back to back with minimal rest in between the sets. Typically the exercises target different muscles which allows a slight rest for each muscle group while the other is working.


Why are they effective?

First, supersets are great to incorporate when you are short on time. Rather than doing one exercise then resting, then doing another set, you can alternate exercises and do a second exercise targeting a different muscle group during the time you would have rested. Doing this will allow you to get in three sets using more muscle groups or movements in less time.


Second, supersets are great to use for hypertrophy (muscle growth). By using your rest periods to do more work, the two exercises in effect serve as active recovery for each other, providing that extra level of both pump and fatigue that trigger and encourage muscle growth.


How to do Supersets?

There are a few different ways to incorporate supersets into your workout routine. You can alternate upper body and lower body exercises. For example, squats with overhead press or deadlift with bench press. Or you can target one muscle group then immediately work the antagonist (opposing) muscle group. For example, hit biceps then work triceps.


Ready to try it? Here's an upper body workout superset workout that will leave your arms feeling like jello! Remember, minimal rest between sets but a full 60-90 seconds between each superset.



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