Alternatives?

  1. Alternatives?


    I always seem to be too fatigued by the end of a back workout to give my biceps enough focus and the same thing with triceps from chest. Should I have an arms day along with my other days or maybe do Shoulders/Tris and Legs/Bis. What seems to be the best alternative?


  2. What's your current routine for said groups? They generally don't need as much attention as you think they do as they are secondary muscles.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  3. Back/Bis (currently)

    Rack Deads 3 Sets with 2 Warmups
    BB Rows 3 Sets
    Wide Grip Pullups 4 Sets
    DB Rows 3 Sets
    Reverse Pulldowns 3 Sets

    BB Curls 3 Sets with 1 Warmup
    Hammers 3 Sets
    Preachers 3 Sets


    Chest/Tris
    Flat BB 3 Sets with 2 Warmups
    Incline DB 3 Sets
    DB Flys 3 Sets
    Decline 2 Sets

    Close Grip Bench 3 Sets with 1 Warmup
    Dips 3 Sets
    Overhead Rope Extensions 3 Sets
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  4. Reduce the volume and add in a small session where you make up the volume. Increased frequency over volume, IMO.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  5. I train bis with back, and chest with tris, but also hit arms after shoulders.

    On back/bi or chest/tri days where the arm muscle is already pre-exhausted I usually train with higher volume. It's hard to do heavy, heavy curls after rowing your ass off, so I get done with back and then do 5-7 sets with 12-20 reps for the bicep. Same applies for triceps following chest.

    On shoulders day, though, I train arms heavy. 6-8 reps generally and between the two sessions per week my arms are right where I want them. (Okay, they could always be bigger haha)

    Try it out!
    Go hard. Go heavy. Never stop.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Doss
    I train bis with back, and chest with tris, but also hit arms after shoulders.

    On back/bi or chest/tri days where the arm muscle is already pre-exhausted I usually train with higher volume. It's hard to do heavy, heavy curls after rowing your ass off, so I get done with back and then do 5-7 sets with 12-20 reps for the bicep. Same applies for triceps following chest.

    On shoulders day, though, I train arms heavy. 6-8 reps generally and between the two sessions per week my arms are right where I want them. (Okay, they could always be bigger haha)

    Try it out!
    I second this
    T2

  7. Throw in arms every other cycle through your lifts. I like doing little accessory days because otherwise I feel like my body is falling apart from overworking. A lot of guys actually overtrain their biceps especially so you want to lookout for that.
    Log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/226478-country-gets-huge.html#post3905023

  8. I train calfs with back and biceps with shoulders so i have much energy.And legs always alone.
  

  
 

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