It’s no secret around here that I’m a fan of supersetting. Now, by that I don’t mean the “traditional” way of doing supersets that is common, mostly for guys trying to get their “huge on.” I mean, the kind of supersets that let you work pretty much every major muscle group in your body in a very quick and efficient manor so that you can get on with your day. You could say that’s my style. Because, guess what? I don’t actually love strength training (although, I do have to admit that it’s growing on me). I’d so much rather head out for a nice, relaxed run (I know, it’s weird). But, I do absolutely love the benefits of strength training. I love, love, love what it does for hormone balance, metabolism boosting (read: fat burning and thyroid health!), and the challenge to my cardiovascular system without the stress of repetitive motion (e.g. running). So, I keep at it, and it’s a big priority in my training. (Side bonus: all the cardio-focused activities I love have benefited from strength training, too!)
So, I want, no, I need to strength train, but I just don’t want to be there all day, okay? And the best part is, I don’t have to. 20-30 minutes, and I’m done. Heck, even 12-15 minutes will work in a pinch.
So, back to my supersets. [Read more…]