4 Exercise Pairs to Get More Out of Your Workout

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-616" src="http://www.alternativehealthreporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/18e3e44457c8fe4a10d98af5d02758bff4642853-300×200.jpg" alt="18e3e44457c8fe4a10d98af5d02758bff4642853" width="300" height="200" srcset="http://www.alternativehealthreporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/18e3e44457c8fe4a10d98af5d02758bff4642853-300×200.jpg 300w, http://www find this.alternativehealthreporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/18e3e44457c8fe4a10d98af5d02758bff4642853.jpg 517w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />Reaching certain fitness goals requires you to give clear thought to the exercises that you choose. Of course, this depends on your overall movement quality and your current abilities too. Yet paired exercises will help you get more out of your workout and finish sooner too, in general. Here are 4 of these exercise pairs:

1: Bench Presses/ Pushups

Considered for advanced exercisers, this combination works similar muscle groups and makes it more demanding. Of course, you’ll have to use lesser weights or perform fewer reps as the muscles will experience fatigue. Perform three of these supersets and rest for a minute in between.

2: Bicep Curls/ Back Rows

If you use pre-exhaust your biceps doing curls, you won’t use them when performing back rows. For rows, focus on squeezing your shoulder blades together. Don’t pull your elbows back and bend your arms. Perform a combination of curls and back rows and then repeat for three supersets.

3: Lunges/ Single Leg Deadlift

This pair of exercises has the same effect as biceps curls and back rows. You pre-exhaust your hip and gluteal muscles and then balance on the leg that is worked. In other words, a right leg leading lunge combined with a single-leg deadlift. Perform lunges on the right leg and then 30 seconds of a deadlift done slowly. Perform this three times.

4: Chest Flyes/ Supported Dumbbell Rows

This is a push-pull superset where chest flyes require pushing and supported dumbbell rows require pulling. What this does is the work the opposite muscles. In other words, the chest and back. To execute this pair of exercises, perform a set of each and rest for a minute. Do this for three sets.