Let' say I'm doing a full-body routine (which I'm not right now, but am just curious) that includes Squats, Bench Press, Deadlifts, Chinups, Power Cleans, and some heavy ab work. I know that chinups aren't targeting the traps/rhomboids, but do work them to some degree. My question is: Would, say, doing chinups increase rowing strength just because of its compound sweetness? Or would you need to row to get stronger at rowing?
Same goes for curling. If my chinups get stronger, will this increase my curling strength? Or do I need to actually curl to get stronger at curling?
I've just always wanted to know.
Last edited by fixationdarknes; 08-17-2005 at 11:17 PM.
I think you already know the answer, man. Do you think someone who squats 700 will have trouble doing leg extensions with the stack?
Anything you do that works a muscle will make the muscle stronger, therefore the strength will carry over to other lifts. Like a lot of the pros say, you don't have to deadlift to get a bigger deadlift.
Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:520 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220
Yes. There are lots of people who don't have open kinetic chain single joint movement strength while being very good at heavy compound movements. All relatively speaking, of course.Originally Posted by debussy
Yes, compound movements to some degree or another work out every muscle group involved, plus I think they encourage the production of growth encouraging hormones.
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Thanks for the input.