Today I want to give you a quick, down-and-dirty exercise tip to help you maximize fat burning potential. In order to achieve a body that is better equipped to burn fat, we’re going to need to rev up the metabolism…and in order to do that, we’re going to need to break down your muscle so it can build itself up bigger and stronger.
You’re probably familiar with a variety of different ways to lift weights; you should be if you’re even a casual reader of this blog. Each type has its benefits, but for the average gym-goer, today’s article is for you. To really pump up those muscle gains, I want you to get familiar something called the super set.
Now, the super set isn’t a new concept on this, or any reputable fitness blog. The reason I’m re-introducing the superset to you is two-fold. Firstly, there is new research suggesting supersetting specific exercises is the fastest way to induce the important “good” muscle damage we’re looking for. Secondly, I want to give you a revitalized superset workout that you can take with you almost anywhere AND keep making those all-important muscle gains. Remember, building muscle is the key to maximizing your fat burning potential.
Maximize Fat Burning with Super Sets
The super set I want you to give a try this time consists of two exercises, performed back-to-back. We’re going to pair this with an additional combo to ensure we’re getting targeting both the upper and lower body.
- 8-10 reps Lat Pulldowns supersetted with 8-10 reps Bent Over DB Rows
- 8-10 reps Smith Machine Squats supersetted with 8-10 reps Bench Jumps
Perform the first combo, allowing 30 seconds rest before attempting the remaining lower body combo. Repeat this process a total of five times for each combo. This is obviously just an example and could completely be tailored to other exercises.
Just keep in mind you want to use big, complex movements when doing supersets like these. We want to really break down as much muscle as possible in order to eventually increase metabolism and maximize fat burning potential.
If you’re looking for another great source on the benefits of supersetting, particularly for maximizing fat burning potential, I’m a big fan of the frequent contributors over at bodybuilding.com
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