https://youtu.be/XaBqGSC03QE A great way to sequence exercises in strength training is to pair antagonist (opposite)…
September 27, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro
It’s a good idea to pair antagonist (opposite) body parts or movement patterns in strength training. When it comes to primary exercises for the upper body, a pull-up pairs nicely with an overhead press and a row with a flat bench press.
What about an incline press?
The lean-away pull-up is a great choice. Take a look:
You’ll also notice another antagonist exercise pair in that video clip, a pronated triceps pressdown and a low-pulley reverse curl. That was then followed by two remedial exercises.
Bottom Line: Pairing antagonists helps to increase range of motion, promotes muscle balance around a joint, improves recovery between sets, and ultimately improves performance. Do it as often as possible for your primary and accessory exercises.