View Single Post
Old 03-09-2012, 11:23 PM   #3
MVP
Liftin' heavy
Uber Brawn
Points: 1,278, Level: 19 Points: 1,278, Level: 19 Points: 1,278, Level: 19
Activity: 61% Activity: 61% Activity: 61%
 
MVP's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: WV
Posts: 366
Training Exp: +8 years
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: Bench Press
Fav Supp: Syntha 6
Reputation: 13484
MVP is a dedicated contributorMVP is a dedicated contributorMVP is a dedicated contributorMVP is a dedicated contributorMVP is a dedicated contributorMVP is a dedicated contributorMVP is a dedicated contributorMVP is a dedicated contributorMVP is a dedicated contributorMVP is a dedicated contributorMVP is a dedicated contributor
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by titus_teen View Post
Do you do the same amount of sets in a workout? For example, if I do 5 sets on my biceps for an exercise, should I do 5 sets for my triceps?
For proper balance at the chest/back or hip flexors/extensors, this logic would work. However, since your triceps are significantly larger than your biceps, in order to keep balance in them you would need to work your triceps at a higher ratio with more volume and intensity.

Your triceps make up 2/3rd of your humerus. Your biceps is a small two headed muscle that is stimulated significantly without specific focus. Anytime the arms are brought into flexion against gravity, the biceps are stimulated; this means bent over rows, pullups, chinups, face pulls, all work the biceps adequately.

I would do a 2:1 ratio for your biceps and triceps. If you do 1 exercise for your biceps, try to get in 2 for your triceps.
__________________
Personal Trainer- ACE, NASM AFPA; Nutrition Consultant- AFPA

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." - Philippians 4:13"
MVP is offline   Reply With Quote