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Excerpt: I'm fairly new to this, and was wondering. I'm working out 3 days a week, and working large muscle groups for right now. Is it best when I do each exercise together, all 3 sets.... or do all the exercises in a pattern rotating them....ex. keep in mind this is just an example for better understanding... bench then lat pull then seated rows then back to bench.

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    Beginner: with a beginner question.

    I'm fairly new to this, and was wondering. I'm working out 3 days a week, and working large muscle groups for right now.

    Is it best when I do each exercise together, all 3 sets.... or do all the exercises in a pattern rotating them....ex.

    keep in mind this is just an example for better understanding...

    bench then
    lat pull then
    seated rows then back to bench.

    -OR-

    3 sets of bench then
    3 sets of lat pull then
    3 sets of seated rows.


    thanks. any info is greatly appreciated. If you could tell me why I'd appreciate it as well.

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    Supersetting (the first example) will help you finish faster and maybe give you some cardio. Otherwise the difference is negligible.

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    open for more comments,


    but

    If I do superset, should I limit the number of exercises I do, or just do my entire routine, then go back through it.

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    I would bet that most people here don't superset, I know I dont.
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    IF you workout at a gym then you're probably gonna have a tough time trying to superset more than 2 things at a time, unless you go at 2 am and you can bogart all the equipment. I guess if you're working out at home it's easier, except you might have to change out the weights on your bars a lot.

    Also, someone correct me ifI'm wrong, it's more like just circuit training if you're doing more than two exercises in order. Supersetting (as I understood it) is working two opposite muscles (or groups) after each other, e.g. bis and tris.
    Last edited by Backlash; 14-May-2003 at 03:41 PM.

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    Supersets would be reserved for occasional use to kick you in the Ass so to speak. Not a regular thing IMO...

    Legs, Back are the most common groups to SS.

    Some people do supersets until they literally drop, hence the ass kicking reference

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    Do both. its always good to switch things up for a while. Although, since you are a beginner i would hold up on supersets until a later time.

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    I supersetted my legs once and will superset arms in 2 days.

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    What do you define "beginner" as?What i mean is how long have you been lifting?If your really new to weight training(with in 3 months or so) i wouldn't worry about supersetting yet, and just work on proper form with basic compund movements ofcourse

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    Kentucky, what part of KY are you from?

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