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  1. Ro Cobra

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    small muscles first?? Ive been doing the usual routine since I started 2 years ago (eg. chest then triceps,back then biceps).


    Since you're not supposed to stick to the exact same routine as far as large first then small, I was thinking of doing the smaller muscles first for a change.




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    you've been training for 2 years?

    stats?
     
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    i always train large muscle group first. so if chest/tris, go with chest first. If you train tri's first your presses will lag
     
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    werd, why would you do this. you just change exercise/order of exercises. your chest and back would lag horribly.
     
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    If you train the big parts first, you wont have to waste time warming up the smaller parts.

    if you arent going to do that, why not split up the days...
    i.e.
    bis/chest day
    somethin day
    backs/tris day

    that way you get to hit the same body parts twice as often with the same effort. You still get to hit each bodypart full force each day without any other part lagging behind.
     
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    If there is anything lagging its my bi's and tri's. My chest, back and traps are of good size and I dont think my arms are proportioned with the rest of my body..


    Maybe because Ive been sticking to the same routine? :hs:
     
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    Do rack presses for tri's.
     
  8. devilangel

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    only time i train small muscles first before the large muscles is when i do circuit training.. but if not, you should finish your bigger muscles first though..

    but you are right, you need to constantly change your routine, do different things!

    why don't you train chest and back one day, shoulders and arms(bis, tris) the other day, for example.
     
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    really depends on what you are trying to achieve

    if by smaller muscles you mean isolation exercises, and you are trying to be a bodybuilder then sure why not....for a little while.

    One situation where working component muscles first in a powerlifting/oly lifting situation is when you have a clear weakness. Obviously if you are failing in a squat or the receiving phase of a clean because of a lack of core stability, you would want to devote more training time and effort to things like gm's, weighted hpers, saxons, standing crunches, zerchers, rev hypers, etc.
     
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  11. devilangel

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    i was suggesting changing his routine to something else..
    although i can see why your face cuz back alone is pretty intense anyways.
     
  12. devilangel

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    yup, i agree. all depends on your goal!
     
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    hey, nice av, you post on sherdog?
     
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