Sick Rick wrote:
i would try to up my rowing and pressing movements ad those will be the exercises that put the most “pressure” on the bis and tris (and shoulders)
sigh here we go again…
seeing as i’m new i’m a bit confused about the reactions/responses to my post. anyone care to explain?
Back exercises are called BACK exercises for a reason. They work your back. If they would work your biceps directly, they’d be called bicep exercises. Doing pulling and pushing exercises won’t get your arms up to par, unless those pulling and pushing exercises are called curls, dips and close grip bench presses.
alright, i see your point. but why is it that the biggest people with the biggest biceps/triceps have some amazing pressing/rowing power? i mean, what will work your biceps, even if it is indirect more: rowing 315 for 10 or bb curling 115 for 10? obviously its the rowing, the bicep has to stay engaged, even if indirect, for 10 reps with heavier weight than with the 115 even though the 115 is a “direct” exercise.
its the same concept as why powerlifters have such big tris. they rarely do direct tri work, or at the very least, their direct tri work is significantly less than what a bb’er does, but they get big tri’s by working them indirectly through board presses, benching, etc.
This is getting retarded. I’m a big guy. I can row much more than the 315lbs you just spoke of. I also train biceps directly. Why the hell do some of you think in such a limited fashion that you believe this is some type of “either or” situation where you either row OR curl but never both?
I used to train with powerlifters…who also fucking trained biceps and triceps directly. That may be why they were so fucking huge.
Again, please post pics of your own well developed arms that you do not train directly.