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Superset

ianm739 2 years ago in Workouts updated by andy 2 years ago 3

Benchpress and incline bench for example. 8 reps of bench then 8 reps of incline for the superset. Should you drop the weight to complete both exercises in the superset or do you want to fail on the last rep of each exercise in the superset?

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Typically to maximize your supersets you want to work antagonistic muscle groups (ones that oppose each others function).  Such as biceps and triceps.  I can burn up my biceps to near failure; then start doing pushdowns with no problem.  But if I tried to do flay bench, then move straight to incline bench; that is simply fatiguing the exact same muscle group. 


If you were looking for hypertrophy; try something that works the same group in different ways.  Maybe a set of flat bench of 6-8 reps; then 12-15 reps of a laying plate press to really fill the pecs with blood.

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Typically to maximize your supersets you want to work antagonistic muscle groups (ones that oppose each others function).  Such as biceps and triceps.  I can burn up my biceps to near failure; then start doing pushdowns with no problem.  But if I tried to do flay bench, then move straight to incline bench; that is simply fatiguing the exact same muscle group. 


If you were looking for hypertrophy; try something that works the same group in different ways.  Maybe a set of flat bench of 6-8 reps; then 12-15 reps of a laying plate press to really fill the pecs with blood.

If you fail you fail, but I see no issue with this intensity technique just use it wisely and not on everything!