Supersets and Trisets
- 11-17-2008, 03:10 PM
Supersets and Trisets
We know that supersets and trisets are a great way to get a large volume of work done in a short time, and that they're a great way to increase intensity in your workouts.
I'm wanting to know what some of your favorite supersets and trisets are. What have you learned through trial and error?
For example, when it comes to chest, I've found that supersets of incline flyes and cable crossovers work great for me. Or finishing with dumbbell pullovers for a killer triset! For back, I like doing seated cable rows followed by close-grip pulldowns. I love using supersets for opposing muscle groups too, such as working the biceps right after a triceps exercise. Shoulders are probably my favorite muscle group to superset: seated arnold presses followed by rear lateral raises give the entire shoulder girdle an awesome burn. Or a pressing movement followed by side lateral raises.
What are some good supersets and tirsets you've stumbled across?
- 11-17-2008, 03:46 PM
- 11-17-2008, 04:41 PM
11-17-2008, 05:16 PM
11-17-2008, 05:24 PM
lol. squats then deads is real similar. nasty. especially when you do squats ATG then try deads - your glutes will hate you.
my latest favorite superset is smith machine upright rows and wide grip pullovers.
as far as trisets, i will sadly admit the most damaging one i've tried was when i was doing total body workouts. i did trisets for one week, and just couldn't hang. 4 sets, 10 reps, 15 minutes. it was :
then moved to triset number two :
clean and press
total, 31 minutes.
triset 2, i determined, was in fact the devil. i wanted to die. in fact, after my workout, my pulse was 160 with no cardio. had to sit down for maybe 15 minutes to catch my breath. evil. do NOT try triset 2. ever.
11-17-2008, 05:27 PM
11-17-2008, 06:10 PM
11-20-2008, 11:38 PM
Did this shoulders triset today after a heavy routine:
side lateral raises x 10
front raises x 10
bent rear laterals x 10
Talk about feeling a burn!
11-21-2008, 10:10 AM
When I use super or tri-sets, I like to do an isolation followed by a compound. For example, chest would be:
with no rest. I like the fact that I pre-exhaust my chest muscles, then they give out on the bench even though my triceps still feel strong.
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