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2006/07/14 12:29:21 (permalink)
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Supersetting or going heavy

I have been following a relaxed cutting diet for 2 months now and have lost a respectable amount of body fat as a result. The diet I followed was more of guidelines and basic principles like low crabs, high protein and weights.

My diet was reasonable clean through out, (not as intense as i would like but on a budget), and my training remained heavy. I was contemplating swapping weights for cardio but decided against it.

My Question is should I remain heavy or change to super setting. I always show considerable definition and solid muscle when adopting this technique but normally use it for a blitz at the end of a heavy session. What is the correct use of this technique and should i use this over going heavy?


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    dirtyvest
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    RE: Supersetting or going heavy 2006/07/14 12:31:51 (permalink)
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    If you want bigger, stronger muscles then training heavy should make up the mainstay of your routine. Supersetting could be used occassionally but not every session IMO.
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    RE: Supersetting or going heavy 2006/07/14 13:06:07 (permalink)
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    Supersets and training heavy are not mutually exclusive IMO.

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    RE: Supersetting or going heavy 2006/07/14 15:36:43 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Wheels

    Supersets and training heavy are not mutually exclusive IMO.

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    Very true. You could super-set your compounds. But it would be wise to take short rest periods (as opposed to no rest) between sets. eg. Bench followed by one mintue rest followed by rows follow by one minute rest. My fave - deadlift and front squat - brutal!

    Wipe the sand outta yer fanny and get in the f***ing squat rack!
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    RE: Supersetting or going heavy 2006/07/15 18:28:06 (permalink)
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    Do both like me

    Both have there place in a routine, Heavy compounds followed by 2 isolated supersetted moves.
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    RE: Supersetting or going heavy 2006/07/15 21:37:40 (permalink)
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    I kinda liked my arm days where I supersetted bis and tris....worked well too as my arms responded to the supersetting. Now Im focusing on pure compounds and minimal arms as its so much more highly rated.

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    RE: Supersetting or going heavy 2006/07/16 23:07:56 (permalink)
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    Sounds like you mean compound sets.

    Compound sets are sets multiple exercises undertaken on the same bodypart as one set i.e. tricep extension and tricep pushdown

    super-sets are exercises carried out on opposing muscle groups - say tricep press and bicep curl.

    sounds to me like your thinking of doing compund sets and hitting that body part from a different angle in the same session?

    your answer: if it is working - keep at it. howver you might want to do the odd light week, going heavy all the time really wears you down.

    Pain is just weakness leaving the body..
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    RE: Supersetting or going heavy 2006/07/18 15:02:31 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the great responce, this has given me some good ideas and is very much appreicated.
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