When you want big guns, do you trust in isolation exercises or in the big compound movements? Personally, I’m of the former persuassion, but there are no studies on the subject and the empirical evidence that does exist is conflicting and widely disputed. So I have a plan to put the issue to rest. We choose 20 volunteers that either have had a hard time putting on arm size or want to put on even more mass. Then we have Chris divide the volunteers randomly into two groups. I’ll take Group 1 and devise a routine emphasizing isolation exercises, and someone else can volunteer to take Group 2 and emphasize compound movements. We track their progress over the course of 4 weeks (no supplements but protein powder allowed). Then we compare results and see which method comes out the winner (who knows, maybe you could even publish the results in T-mag).
Whaddya think? Any takers on this one?