Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder - Part Two, Chapter Six: The Superset Program (Six Day Schedule) Summary & Analysis

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Part Two, Chapter Six: The Superset Program (Six Day Schedule) Summary and Analysis

The basis for the superset program is to combine certain exercises and to cut out rest periods. Arnold learned this technique, when he moved from Austria to Germany and started training with champion bodybuilders such as Reinhart Smolana and Poldi Mercl.

In supersets, the action of the muscles, particularly the blood flow, connects the muscles in the combination. The superset program requires enough energy to go instantly from one exercise to another; an individual who embarks on this program should have been training for at least a year. In this Six-Day Schedule, the exercises are the same as in the previous programs, but now they are grouped together in pairs or supersets. As before, there are three pairs of days, each with its...

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