So I started the star complex work a few weeks ago, got a question about assistance work, specifically bi and tri work. So right now I got shoulders monday/thursday, chest tuesday/friday, was planning on doing arms on wednesday/saturday with my leg work.
Is this too much arm work following heavy pressing. Can I still do tris on wednesday after working chest on tuesday? Is there a better way to lay it out? How are other people doing it on this program? Thanks guys!
You may want to try this program as is before adding Tricep work. There is a lot of pressing and you may not need, especially with the Top-Half Bench Press on Chest Day. I guess each individual is different but CT helped me to figure out yesterday that my Triceps are over-active in my bench press so training Tri's is the last thing I need to do. I changed up my assistance work a little since I first started it but my split basically looks like this:
MON / THU: Main: Shoulders / Legs Assistance: Rear Delt Rows / Shrugs / Leg Curls or RDL's
I completely agree with this. I started using CT's methods in December when he introduced HP Mass and I followed it to a "T" for almost two whole phases before I felt dialed in enough to make adjustments. I've read from some people that they can't manage assistance work on the core lifting days of these Complexes. I'm just lucky that my work capacity is solid enough to fit in the assistance work. Some use Wed, Sat, and / or Sun for assistance work.
So your saying don't work bi or lats at all because its not in the program? That doesnt make much sense to me. I guess the main question lies on tricep work, doing that after 2 days of chest if its necessary to get a little isolation work in, pressdowns etc, or just do some iso work after chest on tuesday/friday?