A superset is when you perform two or more exercises in a row with no rest. You can superset any body parts together but its best to use opposing body parts, such as chest and back, biceps and triceps. Supersets also help to build more muscle, which helps you to burn more calories and burn fat.
One of the main benefits of a weight-training routine that includes supersets is that it raises your metabolic rate in the hours after exercise. Studies also show a shift in substrate oxidation, which means that you’re also burning more fat.
Putting together a superset workout is as easy as choosing body parts that work opposing muscles so that you will be able to work those muscles with greater intensity. Here is example of how to put together a superset workout:
Do 3-4 sets of 8-12 repetitions of each exercise. You should perform the A set of exercises, all 3-4 sets through, rest for one minute and then move on the B sets. This is a total body workout that can be done in 20-30 minutes!
A1. Bench Press
A2. Bent Over Rows
B1. Dumbbell curls
B2. Dumbbell tricep kickbacks
C1. Leg Extension
C2. Leg Curls
If you find yourself short on time, but would like to get in a great butt kicking workout, a superset is the way to go! Add some interval training after your superset workout and you have the best fat burning workout all done within 45 minutes to a hour!