Let's put another weapon into our arsenal of workout styles designed to break through your workout plateau: supersets.
Of course each antagonist can also be the agonist. So if your triceps is lagging behind, you will use it as the agonist, and the biceps becomes the antagonist.
SupersetsWe previously discussed forced negatives and pyramids for getting around (or over) workout plateaus, and today we are going to look at "supersets."There are many different styles of supersetting exercises, but the most basic (and I think most effective) is the agonist - antagonist approach.This means nothing but first working the muscle you plateaued on and then directly the muscle working against it:
Example Superset Muscle CombinationsI said in the video that I will give you some examples for good agonist - antagonist combinations and here they are:
|Front Shoulder||Back Shoulder|
Example Superset Exercise CombinationsLet's now look at example exercise combinations:
|Plateaued Muscle||First Exercise||Second Exercise|
|Chest||Bench Press||Dumbbell Rows|
|Front Shoulder||Shoulder Press||Lying Rear Delt Raises|