We advocate the super-set training method. A super set is when you string multiple sets together to form one continuous set before resting. We advocate super-setting exercises that strengthen different muscle groups (such as pushups and pull ups). By combining multiple exercises that target different body parts prior to resting you do two things:
1. Alternate between activating opposed muscle groups. This creates a natural rest period for one muscle group while still maintaining your workout tempo.
2. Ramp up the intensity of your workout because your body truly is resting less and exercising more efficiently. You are getting twice the workout in half the time and maintaining an elevated heart rate for a prolonged period of time. Think about it.
This exercise demo provides a backwards-ladder approach using the powerful push-pull (PPP) methodology. Slot it into your workout as a grand finale or do it 3–4 times for a full workout on its own.