If you dont have the time to commit to the gym 5 days a week why are you isolating the biceps and triceps(apart from to work the mirror muscles)?[/quote]
Sorry - what is wrong with training/isolating the Bi’s and Tri’s? I will never understand that. This comment is only applicable to someone who ONLY trains those body-parts, and the answer wouldn’t be to stop training them, just start training other muscles.[quote]
Just take the time you have and concetrate on the big compound lifts or reorganise your life to fit more gym time in.[/quote]
The big compound lifts are most definitely important for every lifter, however, there is no reason on earth someone lifting for aesthetics would just do these and avoid all others.
Not only that but by cutting the workout in half and going again later in the day IS re-organising his life to fit in more gym time![quote]
If you are starting out you will see good gains by lifting simply and heavy 3 times a week (if your diet is right) in both size and strength[/quote]
True. I didn’t see the bit about this guy just starting out - must have missed that.
You are correct of course, 3x/wk is ample for a beginner and as (at least) an Intermediate after 10 years, i occasionally still use a 3 day a week rota.
However if someone’s life or goals dictate 2 sessions a day once or more times a week… as mine has allowed at times - stimulating improvements in both fitness and aesthetic - how do you think advising to lift 3x/wk is relevant?