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titus_teen 03-09-2012 08:12 PM

Sets per workout
 
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?

Ryano 03-09-2012 10:58 PM

Not sure what your question is, but I do ALOT more tri work than bicep work.

MVP 03-09-2012 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by titus_teen (Post 223214)
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.

Iron Troy 03-10-2012 04:11 PM

No you do not need to do that same amount of sets per body group.

Transformed 03-13-2012 05:42 PM

No you do not. You can do a few sets for the biceps, and then do extra sets for the triceps. It just depends on what you really want to focus on.


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