Having trained a considerable number of both male and female clients, I must concede defeat on behalf of the male species. Women have a much greater threshold for acceptance and pain than men. This is an amazing discovery which I have discovered. Both species may be doing exactly the same exercise. But when it comes to the most crucial final few reps (yes the ones that push your muscle fibers beyond the point of comfort so as to tear them down to make them stronger), the men will just give up or on some instances, even ask for a rep discount. Over at the lady’s camp, yes the going may be equally tough. She may huff and puff and even grunt. But she still gets the job done and completes the required number of reps.

I don’t know if women were born with such innate capabilities but watching my female clients push themselves beyond their comfort zone each and every time simply blows my mind away. I feel blessed to be surrounded by these female warriors who have taught me a valuable lesson in life. 
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A client asked me to explain the difference between a superset and compound set to him. Simply put, a superset comprises two exercises done back to back without rest. Supersetting can be done for the same muscle group (eg. triceps), opposing muscle groups (biceps and triceps) or any combination of muscles. I personally like supersetting two opposite muscle groups the best as it really requires you to push yourself harder and gives you that pump effect.

Similarly a weight training terminology, a compound set refers to using two different exercises done consecutively to hit the same muscle group. An example would be doing dumbbell kickbacks followed by rope pressdowns. The benefit of doing compound sets is that you really focus all your energies on a particular muscle group, which almost guarantees that you tear the muscle fibers which is the primary aim. 
 
 
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