I could really use some help with supersets. In my certification I learned to superset a strength exercise with a stabilization exercise that works the same muscles. I see lots of options online where people superset 2 different exercises to keep things fun for the client and to accomplish more work in a shorter time due to not needing a long rest period, etc. Can someone clarify supersetting for general fitness? Or is supersetting only used in hypertrophy type of training? For example: would combining a dumbbell pec fly into a triceps kickback be considered a superset or is that just considered combining two exercises into one movement?
Hello Melissa Sigler,
When I design superset work, I do a set of opposing muscle group sets back to back with free weights to work the stabilizers.
Doing two moves in one set is combining exercises in a set. Yes, that can be fun and mix things up.
It depends on what the client wants to achieve that will determine program design.