Professor X wrote:
Is that the mindset for most guys in the gym whose workout is:
Standing BB Curl: 3x8
Preacher Curl: 3x8
Hammer Curl: 3x8
Tricep Pushdown: 3x8
Skull Crushers: 3x8
I mean, I know i use to be somewhat like this just focused on my arms and chest but I mean, come on, I know training is all relative but do they want to look like freaks?
Some days I just train biceps and leave. I hope no one is judging my entire training strategy off of what they see in only one workout.
I learned in my college gym that you can’t do that. There was one dude who used to come in, do One arm dumbell benches on a swiss ball (using 110’s), do some front squats, and be gone.
It never quite made sense to me, but he was one of the larger guys at the gym, and you really have no idea what they’re doing on the days you don’t see’em.
Judging anyone in the gym is a waste of time. I just used to lift and get the fuck out. Let others do what they want, as long as they’re not shaking my monkey tree, I’m fine.[/quote]
I usually train at two different gyms. I also only train legs at one of them. This means there must be some kid telling others that I never train legs.
If you want big arms, train them directly and begin taking advice (now I realize this may shock a few of you) from people WITH big arms.
No one is downplaying compound movements, but if you are still under the impression that “indirect work” is all that is needed for optimal development, some of you need to quit reading whatever source gave you that idea.
Is this the point where newbies act as if I am talking about “any growth at all”?