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whhats a superset?

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2004/03/10 10:48:46 (permalink)
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whhats a superset?

hi, whats a superset?
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    Ironhead
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    RE: whhats a superset? 2004/03/10 11:08:58 (permalink)
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    A superset is for example a normal set of say bicep curls (1x12), followed immediately by another set of either the same xcercise, a different excercise for the same muscle, or commonly a different excercise for an antagonistic muscle, in this case the tricep.

    So you do a full set and immediately, without rest, follow up with another set.

    Some people use them, others dont agree with their use...
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    RE: whhats a superset? 2004/03/10 11:23:23 (permalink)
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    if you follow one set immediately with another set, isnt it just one big set? (assuming you dont switch exercise)
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    RE: whhats a superset? 2004/03/10 11:41:25 (permalink)
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    I guess you drop the weight a little...but thats a drop-set...
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    RE: whhats a superset? 2004/03/10 11:45:07 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by the man they call idiot

    if you follow one set immediately with another set, isnt it just one big set? (assuming you dont switch exercise)



    yes, which is why its useless.
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    RE: whhats a superset? 2004/03/10 16:45:17 (permalink)
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    I kinda have to agree with ya on that Rob...before I found MT I was doing lots of supersets especially in Bi/Tri and was getting nowhere. All it does is give you an increased heartrate and incredible 'pump'; well thats what I found...no real size gains though as I was overtraining.

    I dont do any direct Bi work any more...or use supersets...
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