Men's Journal

Not Getting Bigger? Try These Brutal Bodyweight Supersets

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Everyone likes being able to throw around heavy weight. But if you’re concentrating on strength-building, low-rep movements, you aren’t necessarily lifting for hypertrophy, or what you need to get larger muscles. Fortunately, there’s a way to get both: Supersets.

This workout pairs your weighted lifts with a high-rep bodyweight exercise that will deliver a tremendous amount of blood to your muscle tissue. These movement pairs, performed back to back with no rest between the two, work best after you’ve finished your heavy compound movements for the day. Think two to three sets per move, depending on how fatigued you are.