Overlapping

  • Joeyphx444

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    Jul 22, 2012 2:53 AM GMT
    I don't know if there is an actual name for this but I have seen people do it at the gym

    Say you are doing chest and you do a dumbbell bench press then you switch to doing something else like a shoulder press or tricep exercise. You then go back and forth from one to the other until the 3-4 sets are done for each exercise

    Can you do this throughout the whole routine basically doing 2 exercises at once? Or is this something you throw in randomly to increase heart rate and for muscle confusion?

    If anyone does this with any workout or exercise, let me know icon_biggrin.gif Is it better with certain muscle groups together?
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    Jul 22, 2012 7:53 AM GMT
    I think is called supper setting.
  • wild_sky360

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    Jul 22, 2012 8:59 AM GMT
    I do this to keep heart rate up; resting the one muscle while working on the opposing. I do it for a whole body workout with about 12 exercises. Try to do 3 sets of each but often focus on one or more areas at the expense of others. Depends how I feel.

    The only rest is walking to a different station in the gym. I find what's open within my routine....no waiting ...that sort of mixes things up a bit from my preferred order.

    I've read that this burst to failure..micro brief rest..burst style helps produce growth hormone. Dr Mercola calls it peak fitness.
  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 22, 2012 1:27 PM GMT
    k1981 saidI think is called supper setting.


    This is a supper setting:

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  • starboard5

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    Jul 22, 2012 1:33 PM GMT
    Bunjamon said
    k1981 saidI think is called supper setting.


    This is a supper setting:

    formal_dinner.jpg




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    Jul 22, 2012 1:42 PM GMT
    k1981 saidI think is called supper setting.
    I loving supper sets! Keep going between utensils til I get to the sweet ending! Wait... am I still talking about the setting?
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    Jul 22, 2012 6:50 PM GMT
    usually do super sets or giants, to overload the target muscle/muscles. at the end of a workout or to get ridiculously pumped pre swim icon_biggrin.gif
  • wild_sky360

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    Jul 22, 2012 8:05 PM GMT
    Bunjamon said
    k1981 saidI think is called supper setting.


    This is a supper setting:

    formal_dinner.jpg


    Where does the ice cream fork go? This debate is what finally ended an otherwise loving 9 year relationship

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  • wild_sky360

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    Jul 22, 2012 8:25 PM GMT
    The debate was actually whether it is a fork or a spoon. It ended violently, but years after he lifted the restraining order we're still friends. We just agree to disagree.

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    Jul 22, 2012 8:29 PM GMT
    Story Related:

    This crazy buff guy was doing a superset at the gym this morning. He was using a barbell and then a machine on the other fucking side of the gym.

    Then along came these 2 unsuspecting teens as if their first time in a gym. Anyways one of them started to use the barbell and when this guy came back he interrupted the teens set and then lectured him about blah blah blah.

    My take on it was that he

    a) should coordinate his workouts better as there is no way for someone to know you are using a barbell if you aren't in the slightest vicinity of it

    2) take it easy as they clearly just started working out

    III) don't interrupt someone else's set just because you are disorganized with your superset

    I have nothing against people doing them, I just wish they are smart about it.
  • Joeyphx444

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    Jul 22, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    Wait what?? lol I haven't gotten an answer icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 22, 2012 8:51 PM GMT
    Joeyphx444 saidWait what?? lol I haven't gotten an answer icon_razz.gif


    superset
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    Jul 22, 2012 9:03 PM GMT
    Some people think they can superset all day with 2 or 3 machines. I don't get give a fuck you are not going ocupied 2 machines if I need one of them. What really piss me off is when guys want to chat between their superset.
  • Joeyphx444

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    Jul 23, 2012 7:01 AM GMT
    carterp91 saidSome people think they can superset all day with 2 or 3 machines. I don't get give a fuck you are not going ocupied 2 machines if I need one of them. What really piss me off is when guys want to chat between their superset.


    Oh yah
    What's even worse is when you ask how many sets they have and they say like 4. Then you ask if you can work in and they say NO!!!! And it happens to be the busiest time at the gym!!
  • wild_sky360

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    Jul 23, 2012 7:21 PM GMT
    I don't care if it's 4am...if you're not on the station working, it's up for grabs. I MAY leave your towel or shirt hanging on it but it's not sitting there unused. Management will back you up. Don't even argue with that mentality. There should be an etiquette orientation with membership. I get irritated even having to ask someone who's just parked and playing with his iphone.