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    supersetting question...

    Someone explain to me how to do this (from WBB2)

    Seated Dumbbell Press, Standing Dumbbell Lateral Raises, Front Dumbbell Raises 2-3x6 (supersetted)


    Does this mean:
    Dumbell Press 6 times
    lat raise 6 times
    dumbell raises 6 times
    repeat times six while increasing weight?

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    I would have read it as:
    • Dumbell Press - 6 times (reps)
      Lat raise - 6 times (reps)
      Dumbell raises - 6 times (reps)
      Then rest

    repeat 2 or 3 times (i.e. sets). Usually if you add weight you will need to drop the reps, thus I would not add weight since you are already be at 6 reps.
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    rookiebldr - if that was the case.. why wouldnt they just list it as 3 separate exercizes? I think there is more to it - SOMEONE help!

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    I think it is something lke...

    Do the Seated Dumbbell Press, Standing Dumbbell Lateral Raises, Front Dumbbell Raises one after another at 6 reps each with a very short period of rest in between. Than once you finish the 3 exercises, repeat it 2-3 times.
    Change is good.

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    What I meant was to pick a weight that will get you through the superset. In other words do the exercises back to back with a weight that you can handle all the way through.

    Make sense?
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    Originally posted by Maki Riddington
    What I meant was to pick a weight that will get you through the superset. In other words do the exercises back to back with a weight that you can handle all the way through.

    Make sense?
    Better said.

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    thanks guys!

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    Maki, are you saying that you should use the same weight for all 3 of those exercises? Cause I've been using a heavier weight for the DB presses and then the same weight for the lateral raises and the front raises, cause I would think the DB presses would be too easy otherwise.

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    If your medial lateral deltiod head or your anterior superior delt is imbalanced then you'll find that peforming the front raise first will do the trick.

    Ok, there's no rule set in stone that says one exercise must be done before the other. Do the weakest head first and so on. Or switch up the order every week. as for the weight, if your going heavy on the first exercise, chances are your not gonna be able to use the same weight for the other ones. That's why switching the order up will be fairly effective.
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