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Supersets are a staple of classic bodybuilding workouts.

You find them in almost every muscle building magazine, book, and blog, and Golden-era bodybuilders like Franco Columbu, Frank Zane, and Arnold swore by them.

But how effective are supersets?

And how do they compare to simpler muscle building techniques like increasing volume (reps), frequency, or intensity (load)?

Well, the short story is that supersets aren’t inherently good or bad—it all comes down to how you use them. Use them correctly, and they can help you finish your workouts faster without hurting your performance. Use them incorrectly, however, and they’ll probably slow down your progress.

Let’s get started.

Would you rather read about supersets? Then check out this article!


4:12 – What is a superset?

5:45- Can supersetting help build muscle faster?

6:44 – Are supersets harder than traditional sets and more effective for gaining muscle?

8:00 – Do supersets help you do more reps and help build more muscle?

12:33 – Do supersets give you a bigger pump?

17:23 – What is the proper way to do supersets?

18:00 – Do supersets spike your testosterone?

20:27 – Can you use supersets to help gain strength faster?

26:14 – Can supersets replace cardio?

29:30 – What are supersets good for?

33:07 – How do you superset the right way?


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