Slight confession: I *might* be addicted to superset workouts. Who am I?
What’s a superset? I’m sure most of you know, but for those not in the know (and that was me not TOO long ago), a superset is where do you two exercises, one after the other, without resting in between. You can workout the same muscle groups, or different ones. The bonus: it kills the down time between exercises, which means you get more bang for your buck. It’s a known metabolism booster (if you’re plateauing — try adding some supersets!), it’s intense, and lets you change things up frequently. And finally – if you choose to work the same muscle groups it’s a way for you to “overload” them without using insanely heavier weights. So bottomline: supersets are pretty kickass.
I did this workout yesterday and I’ve been sore everywhere. I’d say it works. It’s simple, it’s straightforward, AND you can do it at home if you have some free weights. I go as heavy as I can on the weights in 10 reps, which isn’t much – but it’s more than it used to be! Yay for progress.
I added a 10-minute cardio warm up and a 10-minute cardio cool down — and this workout took about an hour to complete. Alone it’s approx. 35-40 minutes. You can fit 35-40 minutes into your schedule, right?
What’s your go-to strength training workout? Supersets – yay or nay?