There's no shortage of health and fitness information on the internet nowadays. What's lacking is the necessary personal flair that assures readers of positive results. It's pretty commonplace to instruct an individual how to build muscle mass or what foods will keep you full the longest —but it's another to include real life experience. You know, advice from the actual experts who are out there in the field dedicating their lives to the betterment of the physical human condition. Ya gotta remember Gentlemen — at the end of the day, great beer and BBQ isn't exactly going to lend itself to looking shredded, no matter how delicious it may be. Life is nothing if not about balance!
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That being said, we're here today to talk about an incredibly useful fitness tool — super-setting, more specifically, "What is a superset?" Instead of regurgitating the same ol' information you'll find everywhere on the internet, as mentioned above, we went ahead and sat down with personal fitness trainer, Joe Visaggio. Joe offers a multitude of services from online coaching and meal planning to a conjugate program where he guarantees results to be bigger, stronger, faster, more cut and most importantly, more powerful. Simply put, from training to nutrition, the man knows his stuff. You can go ahead and check out his Instagram for additional information, as well as his personal website. Now sit back, relax (for now) and learn how you can incorporate super-setting into your everyday fitness routine —
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Movement is meditation. Get up & move. ------------------------------------------------------------- For training program coordination & custom meal plans 📧: Joseph.Visaggio@PT.Equinox.com A post shared by Joe Visaggio | Fitness Trainer (@itsjoeyv) on Feb 12, 2017 at 12:25pm PST
Movement is meditation. Get up & move. ------------------------------------------------------------- For training program coordination & custom meal plans 📧: Joseph.Visaggio@PT.Equinox.com
A post shared by Joe Visaggio | Fitness Trainer (@itsjoeyv) on Feb 12, 2017 at 12:25pm PST
FHM: What is a superset?
Joe: "A superset combines two different exercises back-to-back with little-to-no-rest. You can choose to do two exercises that work opposing muscle groups (biceps/triceps, chest/back, quads/hamstrings) or exercises that target the same muscle group. Superset training can be used by most people (depending on their goals), ranging from beginners to the experienced. The single body-part superset is the typical type of superset where you use two different exercises back to back targeting the same body part. For example — A. Incline Dumbbell Chest Flys, B. Pushups. Supersets can also be utilized to target opposing(antagonists), or completely unrelated muscle groups. For example — A. Dumbbell Bicep Curls, B. Tricep Rope Pulldowns
FHM: How is it beneficial to someone's fitness goals? Can you give me a specific example of a time it's been useful to you or a client?
Joe: Supersets are time-efficient. Instead of performing an exercise and resting before you perform another set, you can optimize your time by doing another exercise in the otherwise rest interval.
Also, by performing different muscle group exercises back-to-back you can boost intensity levels and increase heart rate (essentially burn more calories) while you let the opposing muscle group recover. The increased activity level and volume can help you lose weight faster. I like to incorporate supersets into all of my client programs. Unless the goal is strictly muscular strength, the benefit of super-setting is vast.
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