I love supersets as a quick workout, but decided to change my strategy last week and go with trisets for the same muscle group - in this case it was back and biceps. Originally, I had thought it would be more of an endurance type of workout. Not so much major muscle building because I knew I would have to go a little lighter with my weights.
But I ended up reading a pretty good article explaining trisets in more detail and discussing why they are actually good for building lean body mass. With a triset workout, you're keeping your muscles under tension, working for the entire set - more work, less time. I'm all about that.
I'm sure there are opponents to this type of lifting. There are opponents to just about everything in life I'm certain. There are always pros and cons, new research, etc. Personally, I think this is a great way to get in a really solid weight workout in a short amount of time.
I will also suggest that this is not a workout you should do ALL the time. I think change is good: Introduce the workout and your muscled are crazy confused. Improve the workout and your muscles get stronger and begin to adapt. Perfect the workout and then it's time to switch it up again.
Do each each exercise for 8-10 reps then immediately move to the next exercise in the set. Rest 40-60 seconds, then repeat the triset for a total of 3-4 sets.
Dumbbell horizontal row
Dumbbell biceps curls
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