Originally Posted by wukkadb
Do you ever not superset? I think you should do the same lifting but without supersetting 1x per week or so; it will help your maximal strength which will carry over to strength endurance.
I can't argue with any of that. I would defiantly make better strength gains if I dialed back my weekly volume and the strength gains would push my strength endurance.
I 40+ and I herniated a disk in my back a few years ago while I was rolling and I do not want to go through that again. So I train to manage heavy loads through my core and I do the supersets so that I kind of simulate the systemic stresses I'll encounter when I role . I.e you may get to slow down but you don't get to stop.
As a bonus, the supersets keep me in pretty good shape without having to run or do cardio every day (which I hate and would not do anyway).
I only get to roll about once a week and I want a lot of things out of my time spent in the weight room so I put togather a less than optimal routine that get me a little bit of everything I think I need and keeps me interested enought to get in the gym 3 - 5 days a week.