Muscle Building Workout

Tip #103: Build Muscle And Burn Calories By Using Tri-Sets

Written by Steve

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.

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