Circuits and supersets are a great way to build muscle and incorporate light cardiovascular training into your workout, while saving time. All it means is pairing exercises together back to back, or in a circuit, so that you are constantly moving from one exercise to the next with little or not break in between exercises. This is a great method to use especially if you are ever short on time, which we all often are!
The intensity for circuits and supersets is very high because you are giving your body little or no rest in between exercises, which fatigues your muscles more quickly and may even burn more calories. Ideally you would want to pair together in a set 2 antagonist muscle groups, such as triceps and biceps. Perform about 20 -30repetitions of each exercises and then repeat the set of triceps and biceps 3 times. Then move onto another muscle group.
I recommend pairing two different muscle groups back to back to get optimal results. Try to arrange the weights and equipment prior to beginning so that there is little delay and rest in moving from exercise to exercise.
-written by Gilliam Rinaldo, Senior Fitness Assistant