Another way to shorten your workouts but also have more effective ones! – Supersets!
HOW TO SUPERSET – Perform two different exercises, back to back, with no rest in-between. They can be for the same muscle or for different muscle groups, depending on your goal. Supersets increase your workout intensity and saves time.
HOW DO YOU BURN FAT FASTER? – Use antagonistic supersets. (The first exercise works the pulling muscle, and the second working the opposite muscle using a pushing movement.) This works your muscles to exhaustion creating a greater calorie burn.
HOW DO YOU BUILD MUSCLE FASTER? – Use pre-exhaust supersets. This will work one muscle group with different exercises by going heavy on the first and lighter on the second. This will be training your muscles to exhaustion, resulting in faster gains.
HOW TO USE SUPERSETS WITH LIMITED TIME – Use non-competing supersets. Pair unrelated muscle groups, so one recovers while the other one works. This way you can use heavy weight for both exercises. Eg Bicep curls with squats, or latt pull-down with calf raises. Saving time and gaining more in a shorter space of time!
*TIP — Perform an isolation move first, working a single muscle, then a compound move, where you work several muscles. Eg Leg extensions followed by squats. This will work your target muscle on its own, then work it with help from supporting muscles, which will fatigue it more than working the isolation move alone.
Incorporate Supersets into your training plan for a more fun workout and better results in less time!
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