Supersets Can Help You Build Strength Quickly—As Long As You’re Doing Them Correctly
"A superset is two strength exercises performed back to back with no rest in between," Phelps says. Circuit training can contain both strength and cardio moves, and it combines more than two exercises, she says. "Supersets are great for so many reasons, specifically, supersets are beneficial to building muscle and strength quickly. This happens by overloading the muscles and creating greater intensity. Another great benefit is they save tons of time… perfect for someone on a time crunch. Lunch workout anyone?" she says.
When deciding which two exercises to pair together, it's important to look at your goals, Phelps says. Are you looking for a full-body workout? Or do you want to target a specific area? "If you are trying to maximize time for a total body workout then pair strength moves for opposing body parts together," she says. "If you’re focused on sculpting and strengthening a specific body part like glutes, you could pair two glute exercises together." She says that a superset will usually involve between three and five sets.
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As established, making decisions is hard—here are some superset ideas for you. And these are some other quick workouts you can do.
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