A tri-set involves the performing of three different exercises back to back to back without maintaining any rest in between sets. Tri-sets are not only a great muscle building tool, but they also work to keep your heart pumping and help to burn more calories.
Here are some ways to incorporate tri-sets into your workout.
3 Exercises per Body Part
For larger muscle groups start with a compound movement, move to a machine or less taxing compound style movement, and finally finish off with an isolation exercise. for example:
- Chest – Dumbbell Bench Press, Hammer Strength Bench Press and Dumbbell Flyes
- Legs – Squats, Lunges and Leg Extensions
For smaller body parts, like biceps and triceps, you can simply perform any 3 appropriate movements:
- Triceps – Close Grip Bench Press, Cable Tricep Extensions and Skullcrushers
3 Exercises, Different Body Parts
You can also work 3 different muscle groups using tri-sets.
- Upper Body – Pec Dec, T-Bar Rows and Dumbbell Lateral Raise
- Lower Body – Leg Press, Leg Curls and Calf Raises
Do you use tri-sets? Tell us about some of your favorite exercise and body part combinations.