Vishal Singh

 | 1 minute to read

|| Super sets vs Compound sets ||

Exercise Science
Superset - A Superset is when you do two exercises back-to-back for opposing muscle groups, without rest. For example, if you did a set of flat bench press and immediately followed it with a set of one arm do row for back(lattis), that would be one superset.

Compound sets- Compound Sets are successive exercises performed without rest for the same muscles or non opposing muscle groups. For example, if you did a set of bench press followed immediately by a set of dumbell fly, that would be one compound set. When to superset-: One of the best times to superset is when you are short of time or want to fit more in. You put two big exercises back to back and thus get more work done in a shorter space of time. If you’ve never trained chest and back together, this can be a great way to do it. When to compound-: Although compound sets share the same idea, they can be utilised in a different way. Of course, putting two exercises for the same muscle groups back to back will have the same effect as Supersets in that it will feel harder, bring on more of a sweat and get more done in a short space of time, but they have the added bonus that they take that particular muscle further. Beyond failure if you are doing them right. This is different to supersets. Thanks
Global Community background
This page is best viewed in a web browser!