[quote]B.b. in stress! wrote:
now that i think about it, isn’t the whole idea of choosing different exercises to “shape” the muscle kinda irrelevant? I mean if u were to take any old humongous powerlifter with humongous tris and shed him from all of his fat, wouldn’t his tris look symmetrical to some extent?
Im trying to prove that heavy pressing is the best kind of tricep builder, yet many people still do extensions and what not.[/quote]
why do you think that you must choose to do pressing OR extensions? like professor x already replied, you can do BOTH.
personally, i rarely, if ever, do isolation movements. maybe for abdominals and calves, but that’s about it. however, there are countless EFFECTIVE ways to incorporate isolation training into a program.
depending on one’s current conditioning, he she can incorporate an appropriate amount of isolation training to add tolerable volume to certain muscles to help them grow faster.
i.e. some arm curl motions, some tricep extension motions, etc…
again, i do very few isolation movements, and i do notice that most people in the gym don’t learn how to get the most out of basic compound movements and make isolation movements that backbone of their routines while yielding minimal results, but i’m not gonna knock on isolation exercises. if you know what you’re doing, you can incorporate all types of exercises into an effective routine to achive your goals.