Direct Bicep work too much?
With my back/bicep routine I usually do this right now.
Seated Rows 4x8
BO Rows 4x8
Lat Pulldowns 4x8
Chins 4x whatever I can get at this point!
Incline DB Curls 4x8
Hammer Curls 4x8
I was thinking of taking out the biceps work. Would this be a good idea since maybe it is too much?
I usually switch my routines between 4x8 and 4x5 every 4-6 weeks.
thanks for any input
Do you do deadlifts at all? If so, what days?
If you want to continue to do biceps on the same day as back, it might be more beneficial to throw out one of the bicep exercises, since you are doing so much back work + chins already. Or maybe just do 2 sets each of hammers and DB curls, instead of 4.
Or another way to do it would be to do biceps on a completely different day, maybe with chest, as long as it's fairly spaced apart from your back day. Then you could do your 4x8 of curls/hammers on that day. Just an idea.
But on a day like what you've described above, that is a bit too much IMO.
Take it out, the biceps are small... hitting the back stuff harder will do you a lot more muscle than some curls
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Personally I wouldn't see the need to do the direct bicep work. I would recommend taking out some direct bicep sets, if not all of them. Try stuff and see what suits you better.
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Originally Posted by fatrb38
Thanks for the input guys! I will drop out a direct exercise and put the other down to 2 sets just for my personal fun.
My deadlifts are done on LEG day only. It seems to work out well that way for me.
Squats and deadlifts on the same day? That's intense...
Originally Posted by af92
I like it that way.
You don't have to ditch them entirely. Try just doing a 2x8 set of hammers or BB curls.
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Originally Posted by BG5150
I agree...I would do 3 exercises for back and 1 for bi's if you want to keep back and bi's together. If you are willing to split your routine then maybe try this out...I just restructured my routine to look like this
I just strted it yesterday so we'll see how it goes for me