Performing one set each on two exercises without a rest between them is known as a superset. A trainee then rests for about a minute, and performs another superset. Supersets are of two types — if exercises for the same body part are paired up, they can be called superset or compound set. If exercises for opposing or antagonistic muscles such as chest and back or thighs and hamstrings are paired, they might be called opposing muscle superset or antagonistic muscle superset.

The growth hormone output increases when you train on a superset system, thereby eliciting fat loss.

Superset facilitates maximum pump as blood rushes to the muscles, and when more nutrient-rich blood floods the muscle, it leads to better absorption of nutrients. This translates into better growth.

If you have been hitting the weights systematically for more than six months and have started to gain good amount of muscle, you can incorporate supersets into your regimen. Talk to a trainer to decide on the number of exercises and sets to be done.

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