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    Simple training question


    Is there a difference if for example it's my chest and tri day and I do all my tri exercises then all my chest or vice versa or is it better to do one tri then one chest and so on?
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    I always train compound exercises first. For example on my chest and tri day, my brother and I do flat bench, incline, decline, then I switch to dips and then iso's for both. Just my $0.02
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    I do all my benchs first then tri pulldowns then incline and decline flys then skull crushers then dips for chest then dips for tris
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    I feel like there is a science behind the theory of doing compounds first. I've heard or read somewhere, I just can't remember what exactly the science behind it was.
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    Mainly just to not fatigue your accessory muscles before lifting main compound....doing the compound especially for strength you want to reserve most of your energy for it. Now body builders may superset or pre fatigue but most also use machines and isolations. They are going for complete hypotrophy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by themondtster
    Mainly just to not fatigue your accessory muscles before lifting main compound....doing the compound especially for strength you want to reserve most of your energy for it. Now body builders may superset or pre fatigue but most also use machines and isolations. They are going for complete hypotrophy.
    This^^^^

    And as far as what u should do first/together. I think u should mix it up. Meaning, for a couple weeks do one first then the other, and for a couple weeks do a few exercises of chest then a few of tris, then back to chest and so on. That's what works best for me. No matter how u look at it your still working the muscle, primarily or secondary. So ur not exactly giving ur muscle(s) a break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt8483 View Post
    This^^^^

    And as far as what u should do first/together. I think u should mix it up. Meaning, for a couple weeks do one first then the other, and for a couple weeks do a few exercises of chest then a few of tris, then back to chest and so on. That's what works best for me. No matter how u look at it your still working the muscle, primarily or secondary. So ur not exactly giving ur muscle(s) a break.
    Very good one matt....
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    I have often wondered this also. I have been doing chest and bi's on the same day. Doing chest first for a while now. I may try doin bi's first to mix it up. When I did tris with chest in the past I usually went back and forth with each exercise.
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    chest and triceps should not be worked in the same day.

    1) Chest workouts will work your triceps, causing fatigue and also stimulating growth. That fatigue will limit how much you can actually work the tricep directly

    2) resting will allow your triceps to re-cooperate

    3) having a separate day for triceps will allow you to essentially work your triceps twice (once when you do chest, and again 2-3 days later when you do triceps). also, your triceps will not be fatigued and you will therefore be able to work them harder and stimulate more growth.
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    Surprised this hasn't been asked yet, but what is your goal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja
    Surprised this hasn't been asked yet, but what is your goal?
    Build muscle don't really care to much about strength even tho I'm currently on a cut
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    Quote Originally Posted by howwedo107 View Post
    Build muscle don't really care to much about strength even tho I'm currently on a cut
    It's very unlikely that either will happen on a cut. The main goal should be to preserve the muscle you have. I personally would do the compound lifts first and then the assistance movements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kBrown
    chest and triceps should not be worked in the same day.

    1) Chest workouts will work your triceps, causing fatigue and also stimulating growth. That fatigue will limit how much you can actually work the tricep directly

    2) resting will allow your triceps to re-cooperate

    3) having a separate day for triceps will allow you to essentially work your triceps twice (once when you do chest, and again 2-3 days later when you do triceps). also, your triceps will not be fatigued and you will therefore be able to work them harder and stimulate more growth.
    This^^^^ is exactly why I train each muscle separately.
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