|Posted on 20 May, 2018 at 14:35|
Gym Plans Explained: Supersets
Key training principles
How to make your routine more effective
In this series, RYPT examines important training principles in order to make your routine more efficient, enjoyable and effective.
Imagine a gym plan where you could burn as many as calories as running with the added benefit of sculpting your body by building lean muscle. Well, Supersets are the solution.
In a nutshell, Supersets see two exercises back to back with minimal rest hence increasing your heart rate and burning calories whilst building lean muscle. There is much room for improvisation with sets, design of workout, rest and repetitions.
The big appeal of this is that you don’t build bulky muscle (so it appeals to those recreational gym users). It can also be tailored to multiple variations that are heavily utilised with a personalised plan on the RYPT app.
Supersets are a big part of my training due to the effectiveness and particularly if I need to get lean quickly for an event or as part of a periodisation plan.
Furthermore, you can achieve so much more in a short space of time (in conjunction with working up a sweat!) It’s certainly worth a try if you’ve not already but it does take a lot of adjustment: my advice would be to reduce the weights used to start with.
Fitness should enjoyable and this is just one of many way to ensure that you keep it interesting besides progressing with every session.
Working opposite muscle groups with each superset example exercise A being chest and exercise B being back.
Lactic Acid Training:
Higher repetition training aimed at endurance (normally 20 repetitions or so). Popular with marathon runners.
Higher repetitions with the first exercise to exhaust the muscles for the second exercise.
There are so many more incorporated into personalised training plans just for YOU on the RYPT app.
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