You want them to grow? Just your arms?
Then do this.
Biceps one day.
2 or 3 days later Triceps another day.
And I mean, ONLY biceps the bicep day and ONLY triceps the tricep day.
Why? What’s the reasoning behind this (other than it apparently worked for you)?
Is the body not capable of working/healing/growing more than one part of the body at a time?
I’ve never heard (or read) anyone with really big arms recommend this.
Really? I dont think its that strange to have a separate[/quote]
No, I understand the extra days to get the volume in, I just read it as “don’t do anything else on that day”. I’ve been doing 3 days of direct biceps and triceps work. One of those days is ‘arm day’. Other days are with another body part depending on the day.
I was just questioning whether the ‘theory’ was “consciously don’t do anything else on this day except your biceps”. I mean, I’m doing rear delts twice a week now as well. One of those days is usually with shoulders or with back. The other is just some other day when I fit them in with another body part. Could be after legs, or like today, after chest (along with biceps and r.delts because I have to travel all day tomorrow which is normally when I bench/chest).
I’ve had days where I just do biceps or just do triceps, but it’s just because it happens to fall that way. I’ve just never heard anyone claim that the way to promote growth is to do biceps AND ONLY biceps then on another day do triceps AND ONLY triceps. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.
I didn’t claim it was ‘wrong’ or ‘outrageous’. Just asking ‘why’ would exclusion of all else make the difference.[/quote]
Well if someone only has so much time to lift on a given day. Spending it all on biceps or on biceps and back are the options. Obviously more volume can be done if ONLY biceps are done.
Something like this is definitely something that beginners dont need to worry about. And Id really only recommend doing it for like 6 weeks at a time anyway.
My reason for training arms separate is becuase my torso is better developed than my arms. I cant do back after my bicpes workout because I need to keep the weight as heavy as possible when traning back, thats impossible if my biceps are fatigued. Ive done chest after biceps but it doesnt really feel right to me.