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    Workout/Lifting Question

    Im on WBB1, and when I do the workout, let's say the bicep and tricep day for example, I start out on the Military Press and end on the Hammer Curls. I try to lift as much as I can to complete my desired reps and sets for that exercise, then move on. When I do this, it gradually destroys my arms (or the muscles I'm working for that day) by the third or fourth exercise. This prevents me from lifting as much as I could from the later exercises because my muscles are just very tired.

    So, does that matter? Should I change up my routine each week where I do the same exercises, but in a different order? Should I not lift as much? Or am I doing it all correctly, and just keep truckin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nirdop
    Im on WBB1, and when I do the workout, let's say the bicep and tricep day for example, I start out on the Military Press and end on the Hammer Curls. I try to lift as much as I can to complete my desired reps and sets for that exercise, then move on. When I do this, it gradually destroys my arms (or the muscles I'm working for that day) by the third or fourth exercise. This prevents me from lifting as much as I could from the later exercises because my muscles are just very tired.

    So, does that matter? Should I change up my routine each week where I do the same exercises, but in a different order? Should I not lift as much? Or am I doing it all correctly, and just keep truckin.
    When I first started at the gym, I ran into similar problems with various muscles. One muscle would be exceptionally strong and I'd thus be able to do more weight with it, while another muscle would be exceptionally weak and would only feel weaker after working through my exercises with the stronger muscles. Even so, I stuck with the same order that I worked my muscles (Chest -> Bis -> Forearms on Mon/Thurs, Legs -> Back -> Tris -> Shoulders on Tue/Fri) and my body worked things out on its own.

    To answer your question, I would stick with your current agenda and continue working your muscles in the same order that you've been working them in. I would also suggest that you pay careful attention to how much you're eating before you go to the gym (food == energy!) and, more importantly, how much you're sleeping at night.

    Hope that helps!
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    That being said, don't stick with any set routine for TOO long. Keep at it though.
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    Based on the information in your signature, you are far too focused on the details.

    You should not have a 'bicep/tricep' day, you don't need to change your routine regularly, and you don't need to worry about little muscle groups.

    Squat, bench, oh press, row, chin, sldl. 3 times a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Stagg
    Based on the information in your signature, you are far too focused on the details.

    You should not have a 'bicep/tricep' day, you don't need to change your routine regularly, and you don't need to worry about little muscle groups.

    Squat, bench, oh press, row, chin, sldl. 3 times a week.
    No conventional deadlift and dip? *GASP* hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nirdop
    Im on WBB1, and when I do the workout, let's say the bicep and tricep day for example, I start out on the Military Press and end on the Hammer Curls. I try to lift as much as I can to complete my desired reps and sets for that exercise, then move on. When I do this, it gradually destroys my arms (or the muscles I'm working for that day) by the third or fourth exercise. This prevents me from lifting as much as I could from the later exercises because my muscles are just very tired.

    So, does that matter? Should I change up my routine each week where I do the same exercises, but in a different order? Should I not lift as much? Or am I doing it all correctly, and just keep truckin.
    Your tris get worked when you do chest
    your bis get worked when you do back

    "I start out on the Military Press and end on the Hammer Curls" -- are you working shoulders before getting to your arms?

    "When I do this, it gradually destroys my arms (or the muscles I'm working for that day) by the third or fourth exercise." -- this is one of the main reason why i only stick with 1 or 2 exercises for arms and 2-3, or very seldom 4, exercises for the larger muscles.

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    I may have stated some things incorrectly, i'm just doing the WBB#1 routine

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