JessicaSmithTV: Superset Sculpt

Superset Sculpt is yet another excellent workout from Jessica Smith. This is a total body strength workout. Jessica supsersets muscle groups and also does a combination of slow and fast tempo reps to really burn your muscles out. And because this is a circuit workout in which one set flows immediately into the next, your heart rate rises and you get cardio in the mix, too (metabolic strength work). I loved this workout. The rep pattern for most of the exercises is 8 slow reps and 16 fast reps. Due to 16 reps at a faster pace, I could not lift as heavy as I wanted to. But I lifted heavy enough to definitely feel this workout in every muscle group targeted. Also, you get almost zero stretch at the end so spend a little extra time stretching out, or follow this workout up with something else like I did. After I finished this I did one of Jessica’s gentle yoga stretches which finished this workout perfectly (Total Stretch).

Superset Sculpt is 41:30 minutes long; 5:30 minute warm up and 30 second stretch. You need at least 2 sets of dumbbells–light and heavy; Jessica is using 10 pound and 5 pound dumbbells. The weights I used are listed below. Unless I note the reps below, everything is done 8 slow reps, 16 fast reps.

Chest & Back:

  1. Side to side push ups (8 reps)
  2. Rotating chest press (rotating DBs) (20# DBs)
  3. Repeat #1
  4. Y’s to I’s (lay on stomach, arms out to sides in a T and thumbs pointing to the ceiling, raise arms head/chest, bringing arms to sides then return arms to T position) (8 reps)
  5. Rotating bent over rows (20# DBs)
  6. Repeat #1, 2, 4 & 5

Legs & Shoulders:

  1. Stationary lunges bringing DBs down to ankles (15# DBs)
  2. Sumo Squats (20# DBs)
  3. Repeat #1 on other leg
  4. Straight arm front raise (7# DBs)
  5. W to Y (over head press at an angle so arms start looking like a W then press up into a Y) (10# DBs)
  6. Repeat #1-5

Triceps & Biceps:

  1. Tricep dips on mat
  2. Tricep kickbacks while on knees and other hand on floor (rotate DB at top of move so palm is toward ceiling) (one 8# DBs)
  3. Hammer curl on knees (12# DBs)
  4. Wide bicep curls (standing) (8 slow reps, 8 fast reps) (12# DBs)
  5. Repeat #1-4

Core:

  1. Basic crunches
  2. Oblique crunches (ankle crossed over opposite knee)
  3. Hold elbow plank

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