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Old 02-28-2002, 12:54 PM
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Default Biceps before back, or vice-versa?

Today's my bis/back/abs day. I usually work out my back before biceps, with abs worked out in between sets. Since your bis are smaller muscles than your back, should I work them first?
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Old 02-28-2002, 12:59 PM
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Default Re: Biceps before back, or vice-versa?

Definatly Back before Biceps!!! If you're biceps are tired you won't be able to train you're back well.

I experienced it myself.. =)
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Old 02-28-2002, 07:20 PM
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the general rule is always work larger muscle groups before smaller ones.
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Old 02-28-2002, 07:43 PM
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i agree with everyone because my biceps get tired enough when i get done with my back routine i dont even think i could lift 4 my back after a bicepo routine.
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Old 02-28-2002, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: Biceps before back, or vice-versa?

Do what works for you! I ALWAYS do my pulldowns AFTER my biceps because my back is a weak point, and if I dont exhaust my arms, they do all the work and my back doesn't get worked! So I do bi's first, hit my back, my arms are tired so my back does the work and I feel the burn where I should!

In general you want to train larger muscles first, but this isn't set in stone - do what works for you!
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Old 02-28-2002, 08:17 PM
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I'm sorry, but under most circumstances I would say do what you feel works best, but in this case you should really do Back before Bi's.

That's entirely due to the fact that your biceps supplement your pull ups and NOT Vice Versa. In other words if your back gets fatigued, your bis will only be slightly tired thus allowing you to work them. If, however, your arms are fatigued, you can't even use them (for very long anyway) so you can't do a pull up if you can't use your arms... period.
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Old 02-28-2002, 08:21 PM
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Default Re: Biceps before back, or vice-versa?

I have to admit my situation is rather unique. My bis are very strong, my back is weak. I have no mind-muscle connection with my back. Thus I tire my biceps first so when I do pulldowns my back has to do some of the work. Otherwise my bis kick in and do the whole thing! If your back and bis are at or close to the same level, I would agree, do back first!
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