It’s Tuesday! And that means a new Tuesday Trainer workout is up!
This week, Janetha is hosting and has put together an upper body pyramid workout to shape our arms, chests and backs. You can see my contribution below.
Given that pyramids typically work your muscles to fatigue, tomorrow, by default, will be a ‘leg’ day.
So here’s some quick lower body supersets you can do while your upper body gets a needed day of rest. Remember to choose a weight heavy enough to fatigue your muscles by the end of each set (that means you shouldn’t be able to do another repetition in good form without a break). Going to fatigue is the best way to build muscle, burn fat and see some much appreciated definition.
The workout is of the ‘antagonistic superset’ variety. That means you’ll be working opposing muscle groups, one after the other, with no rest in between.
For example, your first superset will consist of a squat and a deadlift; the squat works your quads (among other things) and the deadlift your hamstrings (primarily). Aim for 8 to 10 reps of each exercise, 3-4 times through each superset before moving on to the next.
Work hard enough on your lower body supersets and you’ll be wishing for some upper body exercises for ‘a break’!
As always, if you like the workout, please Pin it to your favourite exercise Pinterest board!
When you weight train, do you work different body parts on different days?
If so, what type of ‘split’ do you like best?