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Thread: Anyone do direct bicep works while on Rippetoes on Day 3?

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    Anyone do direct bicep works while on Rippetoes on Day 3?

    Since Rippetoe says it is not necessary, do you guys still do it anyway?

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    yeh i still work my biceps as you've done all your compound exercises and an isolation wont hurt ya lol :P

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    I don't and my arms are bigger than they've ever been.

    Trying not to die young.

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    if you do do them, is it just one exercise and is it 3x8 or 3x5

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    I do chin-ups and pull-ups, so yes, I do bicep work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brihead301 View Post
    I do chin-ups and pull-ups, so yes, I do bicep work.
    I do those once in a while, as well as rows, but I don't think of those as direct bicep work I guess... I was thinking more along the lines of curlilng... which I don't do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brihead301 View Post
    I do chin-ups and pull-ups, so yes, I do bicep work.
    Yep. Weighted pullups at least 2x a week. My biceps are pumped for a day at least, and bigger than they were when I did direct bicep exercises.
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    If you do heavy deads, rows, and chins then you don't need to bother with iso-curls

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    You can do direct arm work, but it isn't necessary. Frankly, if I were to do any direct arm work, it would be for the tris and not bis.
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    Yes, I do 3x10 of barbell curls. I didn't do that before and ended up with mad elbow pain (golfer's elbow?). Since I've added more pulling movements my elbow pain has disapeared.

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    Go ahead, just don't call it Rippetoe's routine than. I'm sick of people ****ing with ****.

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    The term 'direct' is not the right word to use. The OP is asking if it is okay to do 'isolation' work for the biceps.

    Chin-ups directly work the biceps (whatever the hell that means anyway. I guess as in actually contributing to the lift as opposed to just stabilizing the weight).

    Curls isolate the biceps (well sort of, but it's impossible to completely isolate a single muscle).

    I'm just being picky though with terminology.

    Seriously though, I never understood why anyone would choose curls over chin-ups. Both work the biceps "directly" if you want to say that, but chin-ups also give you the added benefit of working a bunch of other much larger muscle groups. Not to mention that it's an an exercise that directly contributes to building functional strength, whereas curls do not.

    Chin-ups do everything that curls do, only they do a s***load more as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markdk86 View Post
    Go ahead, just don't call it Rippetoe's routine than. I'm sick of people ****ing with ****.
    Rippetoe allows you to add curls. Read the book.

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    But there is no reason to. Every god damn day people come here and **** with programs that are perfectly fine, then still call it by their original name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markdk86 View Post
    But there is no reason to. Every god damn day people come here and **** with programs that are perfectly fine, then still call it by their original name.
    obviously if rippetoe said you can add curls then your not f***ing with the program m8!! and therefore it is still rippetoes training program!!

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