SUPERSETS -- Have they helped you build muscle?

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    Dec 28, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    Just curious if supersets have helped YOU pack on more muscle...

    I know they are famous for really pumping your muscles full of blood, but from what I have read, the "pump" and building more muscle are not the same.
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    Dec 28, 2010 3:47 AM GMT
    onexepshyn saidJust curious if supersets have helped YOU pack on more muscle...

    I know they are famous for really pumping your muscles full of blood, but from what I have read, the "pump" and building more muscle are not the same.

    Supersets rule-I use them a lot with my clients..especially beginning clients, it also has the added benefit of being really efficient too..
    Give it a try! You can do a lot of superset variations and its a great way to shock the body with positive results!
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    Jan 20, 2011 7:22 PM GMT
    Supersets are really great for recovery time in between the sets you are doing for one exercise! I wouldn't train anybody for mass specifically using a superset - that is just my personal inclination, though, everyone trains differently.


    They do help in recovery time by firing up the antagonistic muscle groups and circulating blood to the agonists.
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    Jan 20, 2011 7:46 PM GMT
    In short - yes. Long version - hell yes.
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    Jan 22, 2011 12:19 PM GMT
    I always thought they were better for getting ripped and defined as opposed to adding size. They can really challenge the cardiovascular system as well as strength so you get a two in one benefit.
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    Jan 23, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    Because total volume is what sarcoplasmic hypertrophy is about, supersets not only help you get through your workout faster, but, also, allow you to add more volume in the same time. Done in a certain way, they can also increase your cardiac threshold: try doing squats at 45 sec intervals with leg extensions. You'll be ready to go home shortly.

    Get in, get out, EAT. Get pumped up and go home, if sarcoplasmic hypertrophy is what you're after. Don't waste time lolly gagging and doing sets less than 8. You're wasting your time.

    The key to gains, supersets, or not, is CALORIES. Volume is a close second.

    If the original poster hasn't yet studied hypertrophy, he should.