Super Sets are sets of two different exercises done
with little or no rest in between them. They are used to further up
the intensity and to force your muscles to work while fatigued. Mike
Mentzer, the HIT master, highly recommends them in his new training
program, Heavy Duty II. The are extremely hard if done properly.
How To Use Super Sets
Supersets are usually done with exercises that HIT the
same bodypart. For example, a good way to use them is to do a
compound movement to failure and then do an isolation movement right
after that, also to failure. Taking incline barbell presses to
failure followed by incline flyes would be a good way to use them.
This would HIT the upper chest with a pressing movement and also an
isolation movement all in one set.
Some people like to superset exerciss of different,
usually contrasting bodyparts like biceps and triceps or chest and
back or even quads and hams. A super set of this type would be
usually two compound movements done one after the other. This helps
stretch the opposite bodypart while the other one is working. This is
an especially effective way to train arms on occasion. Doing dunbbell
curls to failure then triceps pressdowns to failure right after that
will give you a phenomenal pump. Remember not to do too many partials
when supersetting because the set is already hard enough and partials
or negatives are not necessary as your intensity will already be
through the roof!
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