Chest& Triceps, OR Chest & Biceps

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    Jan 10, 2008 12:30 AM GMT
    Whats better to work out together?

    Chest/Tris OR Chest/Bis

    I was thinking Chest/Tris one day, Back/Bis another day, and Shoulders/legs another day
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    Jan 10, 2008 3:17 AM GMT
    Chest, Bis (after hitting chest it will be hard to give your tris a good workout as your tris are secondary (assisting) muscles for chest along with frontal delts and will be exhausted from chest workout)


    Shoulders, tris (give a day inbetween chest and shoulders as frontal delts are hit hard with chest and you want to be fresh to grow those grapefruit delts)

    Back, calves

    You can either take two days off and start over or you can do an extra day of bis and tris the day after back and calves. Forearms are important. Dont leave them out.

    Im sure there are a lot of variations on this but keep in mind that UNLESS you are using chemical enhancement (u know who you are...ahem) you should really give a muscle some rest before hitting it if you are using it as a secondary assisting muscle (i.e.-frontal delts helping your chest workout, triceps get hit hard also in your chest workout). If you try and do shoulders with chest or the day after chest it will not be as productive or as strong a workout as if you put a day inbetween because they are still exhausted from working as secondary (assisting) muscles. (After awhile you will be able to remove these secondary muscles a little more with hand placement, contracting, locking out and not locking out, etc but that takes awhile to go by feel). Have fun.
  • Kevin82

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    Jan 10, 2008 5:53 AM GMT
    Chest and triceps. You want to work out muscles that are already working out together. If you are trying to grow muscle then you want your blood to be hanging out in one spot. So rip and tear and let your blood pump to those areas and stay there to heal and grow.

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    Jan 10, 2008 6:17 AM GMT
    Sure working Back & Bi (pull) together and Chest & Tri (push) together is the most common approach.
    There is also a school of thought that suggests mixing it up and working opposing muscle groups together; Back & Tri then Chest & Bi.
    Any approach becomes less effective over time, so it's good to keep your muscles guessing; mix it up and don't do the same combinations for months on end. Shock your body.
  • GQjock

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    Jan 10, 2008 11:08 AM GMT
    It depends on the type of workout that you do

    If you're doing a full body workout where you workout every body part chest and bi's are fine
    but if you split the body up with routines for certain body parts on certain days then you definitely don't want to hit the same muscles twice within 48hrs
    then you want to use similar muscles that do the same thing
    chest and tri's
    back and bi's