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Supersets vs. Straight Sets

Whether you choose to do supersets or straight sets is completely up to you, your preferences, and your goals. A couple reasons I may choose doing supersets over straight sets are because it is a quick and efficient way to complete a workout in a time crunch and it increases your heart rate without having to set aside time for cardio. My superset workouts usually contain 2-3 exercises that I can perform either on the same cable machine, bench, or area of the gym. Usually, my supersets consist of 4 sets of 10-12 reps for each exercise, with approximately 60-90 seconds of rest between each superset.

There are times when my workout includes both supersets and straight sets. Depending on the exercise, it can be more beneficial to do straight sets. For example, I ALWAYS do straight sets for squats, leg press, dead lifts, and bench press. When you perform exercises that include larger muscle groups, such as those I mentioned, it is a bit gentler on your body and muscles to complete each set separately.

Which method do you prefer? Comment & let me know!


- Katharine

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