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What is a Super Set?

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

After the epic response we got to last weeks post about giant sets, we thought we would make it a regular thing. So be ready to spice up your workout!

So what is a super set? It is a great way to initiate overload in a muscle and therefore encourage development!

A superset is where you do two exercises back to back, so with no rest for a given muscle group. It normally works on the agonist/antagonist principle, so basically working two opposing muscles back to back.

Here are some examples for you to try:


– Bicep Curl followed by Tricep Press Down (Agonist/antagonist)

– Bicep Curl followed by Hammer Curl (Agonist/Agonist)


– Leg Extension followed by Leg Curl (Agonist/Antagoints)

This system can also be used where the two exercises are focused on the same muscle, this is called an agonist/agonist super set.

Some examples are: