This must be the ultimate question, which is better: to train biceps and triceps together or to train them on seperate days? whats the reason for your answer? And if you have said train them together, should you do one then the other or should you super set them? This sould be a good debate and very interesting for me and whom ever else this question annoys.
Thanks for your answers.
YOU SHOULD ROTATE YOUR WORKOUTS AND DO THEM ALL.
For me, I find that mixing things up works the best for me. At the moment I am training Bi's and Tri's together, and I do superset during the entire workout (if i start with bi's one day, the next bi/tri workout I'll start with tri's then superset from there). I've found lately in the last few months that if i try to work my tris in with say chest, or shoulders I'm always not able to focus and train my tri's as intensly as I'd like because they are already fatigued from working other muscle groups. I also doesnt hurt that when I train bi's and tri's together that I get one wicked ass pump out of it....nothing like that pump....I live for saturdays when i train arms!!!
Remember that when you're training biceps, you're getting a tricep workout too. I've tried same days, and different days.
Different days not back to back works best for me. Best results.
I prefer to add tris with the bis, since you already have the blood pumping through the arms. I also like to mix up the sets, just to keep the muscles wondering whats coming next. I find that if I train tris with any other body part, I dont give them the full attention they need. How often are you training your tris, and are you using high or low rep sets. Right now I've been trying to hit them twice a week, with low reps for higher weight.
it's as simple as this, if arms are a weak bodypart for you, then train them together as they will receive maximum stimulation, if not, then split...
Id say arms are one of my weak points due to the fgact that i normally work them after shoulder/ or chest...so im fn myself...i think ill try them together for the next couple of weeks.this post lit a fire under my ass...thanx
I agree with Flex57, nothing like that pump you get after a killer bi/tri work out. Feels like your arms are going to explode. But I agree with some of the other guys. If I did chest and tris together, I wouldn't be able to concentrate on one muscle group. I split up my body into 5 parts. Legs, back, chest, arms, shoulders. That's just the routine that works for me though.
so if i feel my arms are lacking should i train them twice aweek or would i be over training as they get a slight workout from chest and back?
I definitely wouldn't train arms more than once a week! You are correct, bi's/tri's get a lot of stimulation from back, shoulders, chest.
also, remember more is not always better, you grow out of the gym, not in the gym!
ive trained bis and tris together and get a great pump but i prefer chest and tris, back and bis