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It would depend on your current split, if you're just beginning to workout its better to stick with the compound exercises (squat, bench and deadlift) 3-4 times a week. You can do an isolation day for arms as long as its at least 2 days after doing a chest/back day to give your arm ample time to recover. While you do activate these muscle during some ...


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I would never have specific arm days namely because of what you said; they get engaged heavily on back/chest days respectively. If you want to get some more arm action going on, you could instead add a bicep segment to the end of your back day, and a tricep segment to the end of your chest day. That way, they're already warmed up, and probably even tired. ...


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The primary function of the pectorals is to adduct the upper arm (Bring in closer to the body), which in function means that an arm pointing out to the side will come in closer to the body or end up pointing forward instead of to the side. If you do your dips leaning forward, so that the upper arm moves away from the body, then when you contract and come ...


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It's not really a case of dips hitting chest instead of triceps. Dips hits both. But depending on how you do it, it will be working one more than the other. If you want to engage triceps more, try not going down beyond a 90 degree elbow bend, and make sure you lock your arms out completely on every rep. It's the upper part of the lift that engages triceps ...


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You're right that certain rep ranges primarily cause certain types of adaptation. But that's not the end of the story. A good example of that is the legs of high level cyclists. Most of these folks aren't doing strength training, and certainly very few are training for hypertrophy, but their legs are both strong and tend to be very muscular. In the short ...


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What I would tell you is that for upper body, chest, shoulders, and triceps usually work together(bench press, dips, push ups, shoulder press, chest press, tricep dumbbell bench press(see bodybuilding.com)...) well back and biceps usually also work together(pull ups, lat pull downs, curls, rows, chin ups, iso row, etc.) Legs and abs are a different category, ...


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I'm not very sure it's good cause you don't get the most out of it. If you can train at a better rate when doing triceps and chest separately why not? And bench-press does make the triceps work as you push the weight up.



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