What Are Multiple-Exercise Sets?
Instead of doing 5 or 6 sets of a specific exercise for a body part, this technique involves you completing your sets using a different exercise for that body part each time for added intensity. Note that multi-exercise sets are not done as supersets, as you do them one at a time with rest in between. However, you do only one set of each exercise, then proceed onto another. It can be beneficial to have equipment organised and lined up in advance to help you get the most out of this technique.
Multi-Exercise Sets For Bigger Biceps
Try applying multi-exercise sets when training biceps: complete a set of Barbell Curls, rest for 1 minute, then do a set of Dumbbell Curls, Cable Curls, Incline Curls, etc, until you have fully exhausted the biceps. Be adventurous and try a variety of exercises to really shock your muscles. You could also explore doing these exercises in different order for greater variety.
Shock Your Muscles For Growth
The idea is to apply a slightly different stress with every exercise, to attack the body part from every angle to ensure the whole muscle is trained, and providing shock to force the maximum amount of responsiveness. This can be especially effective if you are trying to break through a training plateau or looking to bring up a lagging body part. Experiment with this technique with different body parts, but remember that this technique can be taxing so ensure that you use it in moderation.
Add Intensity to Your Training
Multi-exercise sets are a simple and effective way to add intensity to your training. By simply using one different exercise after another, this technique hits the muscle being trained from different angles. This extraordinary shock applied to the muscle hits it from many angles. Multi-exercise sets is one of the 'Power Training Principles.' For more ways to shock your muscles into growth, see MrSupplement's other articles in this series.