Back once again with these Canva posts. -
I see too many people trying to perform the most intense supersets, on major compound movements - but a lot of these people have the goal of muscle hypertrophy, potentially strength gain. Why superset? These people are trying to maximise muscle growth etc, but are too fatigued to maximise the load, execution and time under tension of these exercises. Why superset a bent over Row with a bench press - when both exercises can be loaded up maximally and develop you much more efficiently, than they would being performed under fatigue from the subsequent exercise? -
Take a step back from that, there are people that will superset an exercise with a completely unrelated body part - even if It’s not the agonist/antagonist of the prior movement. The biggest issue with supersets, for me, is that people will automatically reduce the load of each exercise to <50% of their max. What is that going to achieve you? -
This just discusses supersets. Think about all the other training methods available at your disposal that could be used incorrectly. For example, some women stand on the aerobics mats and do a ‘Glutes circuit’ but perform a Squat with a medicine ball pushed in front of them on the eccentric phase. This is going to shift the load onto your quads, not your Glutes. Master each movement and progress it. That’s where you improve. It doesn’t have to be incredibly complicated for it to work. -
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