What are super sets?
Going by the “original” definition, a true superset (opposite superset) is when you're doing two exercises combined, making one full set, that target opposing muscles groups. One of the main benefits of including these to your workout is that your muscles will be less fatigued in between sets. Most popular among hypertrophy routines (bodybuilding workouts), supersets are now used in strength, conditioning, and cross training, sometimes called “duplets”.
Why do supersets?
Here we bring you 4 benefits of Supersets, and why you should add them to your routine.
: “Lack of time” is usually one of the main reasons why people skip the gym. Supersets save time in the gym by decreasing the amount of rest between two moves. If you’re crunched on time, performing supersets can keep your workout short with the same stimulus. Going from movement to movement without rest makes your workout shorter, but more efficient too. Taking Wurx Pre-Workout
can really speed things up for you too!
2-Power Increase: If you choose supersets that work the same muscle, but with different exercises, you're adding to the intensity of your workout. You can increase your output by making the amount of rest shorter between sets, meaning you will be working more in less time. Supersets may increase the intensity of your workout by stressing fascia in the muscle. This works really well with people that are used to long periods of rest between sets.
3-Metabolic Support: Similar to HIIT, Supersets work because you are moving more in less time (with less rest). It can help promote metabolic adaptations, in turn helping with higher volume during training.
4-Increased Hypertrophy: The shorter rest periods, and back to back contractions in supersets can help promote an additional stimulus for muscle growth.
Supersets can give you an extra edge for your strength and bodybuilding type training. You may be able to see an increase in muscle mass with supersets. They will increase the intensity of your programming, helping you blow through any obstacles and plateaus. Supersets may tear muscle tissue to certain point, which means you may need to allow plenty of recovery time. the key is training smarter. Think about the way you are feeling and the signals your muscles are receiving to get a proper workout done.