If you’ve seen any of my old YouTube guitar videos from about 5-6 years ago…

You’ll know I had a big podgy face which some people say doesn’t even look like me (which makes me laugh as I can kind of see why they say this).

So back about 5 years ago I hit the gym for the first time…

…Which has led me to create a very unique guitar lesson.


It’s called a “Superset” workout, and it works based on a gym workout.

In the gym, sometimes we train two completely different muscle groups, e.g., legs and arms.

After a set of training, your legs get tired and need to recover.

Most people sit down, rest, and then train their legs again.


…But a superset is when you alternate between two exercises.

For instance, you train your legs, arms, legs, arms, and so on…

You rest one muscle group while the other trains.

This is a really productive and time-saving way to train in the gym, but I believe it’s even more productive for guitarists (especially those short on time).


I’ve talked before a little about my new gym-style workouts for guitar where you simply press play on the video and do the training along with me, just like you are watching an exercise video or getting personal training.

This “superset” video workout is really effective, and the first one covers both technique and strumming.

It’s just four minutes in length.


There are 30 seconds of technique-building exercises followed by 30 seconds of strumming.

  • The technique part is based on my “Anti-Tension” exercises, which reduce pressure and tension in your playing while promoting good habits.
  • The strumming part is where we go over four patterns using just two lush-sounding chords.


In short, it’s 30 seconds of Anti-Tension technique building followed by 30 seconds of fun strumming.

Two opposite skills (just like training legs and arms in the gym).


Each aspect of the workout is covered in detail before we get to the actual 4-minute workout video itself and you get the TAB to go with it.

This lesson is for all members of the Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy and will be released on the 1st of March.


To get it, plus the other new lessons and my book posted out to you for free, you’ll need to join before the last day of the month.

Here’s the link to find out more:

The Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy


At the very least, I hope this inspired you or got you thinking about various structured workouts you can do on guitar.

Have a great day!

Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


P.S. This post was originally taken from Dan Thorpe’s private email list. To get blog posts like this sent to you which are full of great tips to make fingerpicking, strumming, and learning guitar more enjoyable (especially if you are over 40) join Dan’s list. It’s 100% free, HERE.

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