Antagonist Paired Sets are essentially just back to back exercises that target the opposing muscle groups (i.e. biceps/triceps, hamstring/quads, etc.). The antagonist paired set is executed by performing one set of a given exercise, and then following it up with an exercise that targets the antagonist muscle of the first set.
For example, instead of performing your set of triceps pushdowns and then resting for your next set of the same exercise, you would follow the triceps pushdowns with a biceps curl.
Now, I’m sure you’re familiar with this type of training as it’s been highly popularized in the bodybuilding world as “supersets”; however, there is a difference. For instance, supersets—although performed in the same manner—typically alternate between exercises that target the same muscle-group or a separate muscle-group that isn’t necessarily an opposing muscle.
Antagonist paired Sets, on the other hand, target the opposite muscle-group on the second exercise—an important distinction.
You see, when you pair your sets with the same muscle-group, you inhibit your ability to increase performance. Have you ever done 50 pushups on your first set and then couldn’t get more than 10 on the second? This is due to the fatigue that sets in to the muscle from the high amount of repetitions. And although supersetting two separate muscles that are NOT opposing is a better idea than combining two exercises for the same muscle-group, it doesn’t seem to be as beneficial as antagonist paired sets.
When you pair opposing muscle-groups, not only does it not negatively impact your performance, it improves it.
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How To Get A Sexy Makeup Look Without Going Overboard
Beauty is not only skin deep. Many people posses an inner beauty that far surpasses that of any outer beauty. Kindness, generosity, and humility are all examples of inner beauty. When you have them both, you will become simple irresistible, though. Check out these great beauty tips to help you work on your outer shell.
New products called mattifying lotions are perfect for any makeup kit because they can be applied anywhere on the face that appears slick from excessive oils. These lotions often have a creamy or heavy gel consistency and can be applied without a mirror; it also provides a smooth foundation upon which your makeup can be applied.
Apply moisturizer to your face every day. Don’t skip moisturizing just because your skin is oily–just choose an oil-free variety. Use a moisturizer that contains SPF.
In order to achieve fuller lips, use a white eyeshadow with shimmer just over your cupid’s bow. This will improve the reflection off of your lip, giving you the glow that you desire.
To make small eyes appear larger, try lining your lower waterline with a white or peach colored eyeliner. By lightening the color of your waterline so it blends better with the white part of your eye, you can create the illusion that your eyes are larger and brighter than they really are.
Make foundation last longer by mixing it with moisturizer. You will have more of a glow and not a dull makeup look, and you will also have more SPF for your face.
To give your hair more volume, consider trying a new haircut with layers. Layers are one of the most effective ways to add volume to fine limp hair. Even if you like to wear your hair long, you can still have your stylist cut long layers into the top for a major volume boost.
To improve your lip color application, always apply lip balm first. The lip balm will leave your lips soft and moisturized, and will allow your lip color to go on smoothly. Try using a basic, untinted lip balm so that you don’t effect the color of the lipstick or lip gloss you’re using.
Filing your nails is a wonderful way of making them look healthy. When filing, it is important to only go in one direction. Doing this will make sure that you don’t get any breakage from causing stress to your nails. You also won’t have to deal with any hang nails that can snag.
To get the best results when bronzing your face, apply the bronzer only to your face’s higher planes. Apply the bronzer to your cheekbones, at the top of your nose and at the top corners of your forehead. This will give you a natural glow that will help illuminate your best features.
If you wear your hair in a ponytail often, move the position of the ponytail around every so often to prevent hair breakage. Constant stress and friction in the same part of the hair shaft can weaken hair, but placing the elastic or rubber band in different positions prevents the same spots from being rubbed over and over.
When looking at beauty products, you should always be sure to check out as many reviews as possible. Sometimes it is not worth it to spend a lot for a product when you can purchase the same type of product for much less. Other times it is essential that you spend the extra money to get the right product.
For calming skin inflammation rose and lavender are excellent ways to calm these areas. It can either be a lotion or a cream and can be used on any area of the body. There are a variety of products available in an organic form and many that have not been tested on animals.
Never try to parallel yourself with the models in magazines. Their photos are often airbrushed to a high degree, and they are covered in makeup for the sake of the camera. You do not have to compete with someone else, just be happy with who you are. This mindset will not only help you feel more beautiful, but it will also give you confidence in other aspects of your life.
Spray mist over your face after you have your makeup applied. It will set the makeup and keep it where it should be much longer. This is a great method to use when you have a long day ahead of you like if it is your wedding day or you have a night out after work planned.
Believe it or not, as you age, your skin tone will change along with your hair color. If you continue to wear foundation, be sure to check it against your actual skin color to be sure that it’s still a true match. Your skin will change in the same way that your hair changes – the melanin levels adjust – and in this way, you’ll assure a true match as your skin matures.
Make sure you keep some lotion handy for emergencies. Sometimes you need to spruce up your look quickly. Not only does lotion mend dry skin almost immediately, it also mends frizzy hair. Using a small amount of lotion on your palm, smooth it through your hair.
Make any eye shadow bend to your will. If you are bored with the shadow choices in your beauty kit, it may be time to get creative. Try using a moistened brush to apply your shadow. You will find it brighter and more interesting than it was before. Try it as an eyeliner too.
Are you looking for a simple soft look? First apply a light liquid foundation. This will give you a natural feel. If you need to even out your skin you can also apply concealer. Next, apply a soft creamy brown eyeshadow and a coat of light mascara. Last, add peach tinted lip gloss. This will give you the simple fresh look you are looking for.
As stated at the beginning of this article, beauty is not only skin deep. The beauty that some people posses inside of them, can far surpass that of any beauty that is on the outside. However, this article can give you a few great beauty tips that can make your outward appearance shine through.