New Bicep/Tricep Workout
- 05-12-2011, 02:50 PM
New Bicep/Tricep Workout
Alright, so i got sick of my previous arm workout and decided to innovate a little bit. Im trying to get a nasty ball and a tri that looks like I got kicked by a clydesdale on steroids.
My previous Bi workout:
5 sets of 8-10 Barbell Curl
4 sets of 8-10 Ez Curl
3 sets of incline DB/ DB Hammers
5 sets of weighted dips
4 sets of DB overhead ext
3 sets of Straight Bar PDown
2 sets of Kneeled Rope PDowns
I have went back to the drawing board and came up with a new one, here it is:
Of course a set or 2 for warmups
(Heavy a** loads)
Straight Bar Curl 5 x 3
EZ Curl Bar 3x3
Seated Incline DB 2x3
Again heavy a** loads and a quick light warm up set or 2
Weighted Dips 5x3
Overhead Ext 4x3
Kneeled rope Pdowns/Straight Bar Pdowns 3x3
*Just to mention, I do a little bit more sets for my tris since I am a firm believer that since the tri is a bit bigger than the bi, it is capable of taking a little bit of more work.
What do you all think, I feel like this might be a solid arm workout. Of course I am open for all suggestions.
- 05-12-2011, 02:58 PM
I think you might end up over-working your arms. Your bi's take a beating on back day, and your tri's on chest day.
- 05-12-2011, 05:20 PM
I personally feel you will over train.ACSM-CPT
05-12-2011, 05:35 PM
Thats what i was worried about, just thought that load bearing would benefit muscle mass better than the standard issue 8 to 12.. Maybe cut the sets down a little bit?
05-12-2011, 05:42 PM
Here's an arm workout that was awesome for me, especially if you want to do some heavy-ish loads. Rep range is like 6-8 reps
Straight Bar Curl 4x6
DB Hammer Curl 3x8
DB Incline Curl 3x8
Cable 21's - 7 sets, 30 seconds rest in between
Weighted Dips 4x6
Decline Bench Skull Crushers 3x8
Overhead Rope/DB Extension 3x8
Reverse Grip Tri Extension (Straight Bar, Cable) - 7x15, 30 secs rest
The last two exercises of the Bicep and Tricep workouts are called Sevens. Seven sets of a given number of reps with 30 seconds rest in between. It's known as FST-7 training - works great to finish off each muscle group and give a huge pump.
In my experience really low rep arm training doesn't do too much - all depends on the person though. I like to stay between 6 and 15 reps with some higher reps occasionally.
05-12-2011, 05:50 PM
05-12-2011, 10:27 PM
I found great success in just having 3 movements for each on arms day (back when I had a 5 or 6 day split, that is). I would do them for 3 or 4 sets, depending on my goal for the day, and key to success, FOR ME, was supersetting all bicep with tricep movements. It was pretty sick - halfway through and my arms were exploding.
05-12-2011, 10:59 PM
I dont think your need 58923298729 sets for arms. Biceps are a small muscle and i think3-6 sets is fine, tris is 5-8 for me. I like to think sometimes its not what you do in the gym that leads to success, but what you dont do. I hope you put this much volume and thought into your leg sessions...
05-12-2011, 11:25 PM
Toro, I see what your gettin at. I too like to bust out some supersets every now and then for the pump effect. I think im going to try out that FST-7 arm workout tmrw and see how it goes. As for sweetlou, thats a good way to look at training. I think everyones muscles respond differently therefore Im going to take all the advice that you guys have given me and do trial and error. At worst, im still shocking my muscles no matter what new workout I choose so there will be benefits..And lou, hell yah I beat up my legs. I couldnt wake up in the morning knowing that I didnt have a lower body max effort day waiting for me
05-13-2011, 01:45 PM
Good, bc to many guys ask about chest and arms and stuff, yet there leg days are just some squats and calf raises. Best of luck.
05-13-2011, 02:28 PM
You guys do know one of the premise for FST-7 to work is using SEO's to stretch the fascia? It's a training program built around using drugs to gain the wanted effect, if you do not have synthol at hand it wont work as planned
05-13-2011, 11:46 PM
Lou, I know exactly what ya mean.. And thanks bud. As for Fredh, I believe that FST-7 was created due to many boudybuilders shying away from synthol due to negative effects as they matabolize. Supposedly FST is great for fascia stretching, especially if flexes and poses are utilized in between sets.. But FST is also supposedly very beneficial due to the extreme amounts of nutrient enriched blood flooding the particular muscle which we all know leads to muscle growth.. Just my thoughts man, what do ya think?
05-14-2011, 10:22 AM
05-14-2011, 12:01 PM
05-14-2011, 11:36 PM
Did the FST-7 Arm Workout today since I didnt get arms in this week (damn training). Let me tell ya, I was a skeptic at first but damn. My arms are still pumped beyond belief. For those of you that never tried it, definitly check it out.
05-15-2011, 10:10 AM
On the Sevens sets, the weight remains light. They are pumping sets. Pick one weight and go from there. The first 3 or 4 sets should seem easy, but it gets difficult on the last few sets - for the last two or three it should be getting you near failure. However, don't start from a heavy failure weight or you will be toasted FAST.
I never had any issues overtraining with this routine. Keep the protein intake up and rest adequately and you'll be fine.
05-15-2011, 01:25 PM
05-15-2011, 02:17 PM
One tricep excercise that has been really blasting me is incline ez bar skull crushers. Im hooked on them, everytime i hit tris they are sore for a while i love it. You might try adding something like this in every once in a while!
05-15-2011, 06:02 PM
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