So you’ve been really good on your workout routine. You eat healthy, track your calorie intake, but you still can’t get your body to the next level. Most people don’t know the term “super set” so we will fill you in! “Super Set” refers to doing back to back exercises before resting. There are various ways to do this but I will give you a sample below.
First, I have all my clients do circuits for their abs. This means they do between 2-5 exercises in a row before their resting period. Here’s a simple circuit that doesn’t use any equipment.
- Floor crunch (10-15 reps)
- Reverse crunch
- Side Crunch
- Bicycle crunch
Once you have completed one round rest for 30-60 seconds and repeat the round. You don’t have to use the exercises in the sample. You can use any exercises that you want! To find more, visit our exercise link OR use our search bar to look up “ab exercises”
Super Setting Your Workout Routine
You can either use two apposing muscle groups such as back and chest OR you can super set the same muscle group. I tend to have my clients do the SAME muscle group to increase the intensity and fire up that muscle group. Here’s another basic example.
* Do both exercises before resting.
- Leg Press (15 reps)
- Standing Lunges
- Lat Pull Down
- Cable Row
- Chest Press
- Floor Push-up
- Dumbbell Overhead Press
- Machine Shoulder Press
LEGS (I do two rounds of legs)
- Side Lunges
You can chose to do the triceps and biceps to add to you workout or you can do a basic routine like the one above if you are a beginner.
TURN UP THE HEAT!
Add a jumping exercise to keep your heart rate up. Add something such as jumping lunges, jumping jacks, box hops, ladder drills or jumping rope at the end of each super set. This will increase your burning potential and keep your heart rate up during your routine.
Sure, this routine is challenging, but with the right focus and motivation you can beat you plateau and get the body you deserve for the time you spending at the gym. Print this out with the links below. Don’t be afraid to take it with you to gym and follow along.