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Supersets

Supersets

Supersets are a combination of 2 exercises which have no break in between them. The break is only after the 2 exercises.


Antagonistic Supersets:
During the second exercise the antagonistic muscle is exercised. Example: Biceps / Triceps


Synergistic Supersets:
During the second exercise the same muscle is exercised. Example: Dumbbell Curl / Biceps Curl.

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Men's Health: The Book of Muscle--The World's Most Complete Guide to Building Your Body
 

Supersets: Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages

  • Antagonistic Supersets:
    Double effect in half the time
  • Synergistic Supersets: Muscle fibres that were not exercised in the first exercise are challenged to the limit in the second exercise.

Disadvantages

Who are supersets suitable for?

Supersets are particularly suitable for athletes whose muscles have stopped growing and who need new stimuli to advance their training.

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Starting Strength, 3rd edition,
Mark Rippetoe

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