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    9 sets 2 times per week of tries, bies, traps, too much

    i work these muscles 2 times per week 9 sets each is it too much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel_3855 View Post
    i work these muscles 2 times per week 9 sets each is it too much?
    i personally wouldnt do it. if it works for you, then go for it. those muscles are involved in so many lifts. it seems like you wouldnt be giving them any time to rest. with no rest, they wont grow.

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    i agree, since those are supporting muscles to many other major muscles, the other lifts will work them..

    depends on ur stats and goals also.. some people double work their muscles for 4 or 5 weeks every couple of months just to break a stopping point. but i wouldn't make it my long term workout plan

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    ok i think i will drop the bies workout to 1 time per week... as they do get hit on chest and back day aswell.... i do my tries with chest but cant do much as chest has burnt them out a little so do them again 3 days later? my tries are lagin so need to work hard at them... and my traps i do on back day then again 3 days later i dont feel like they get hit on other workouts??

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel_3855 View Post
    ok i think i will drop the bies workout to 1 time per week... as they do get hit on chest and back day aswell.... i do my tries with chest but cant do much as chest has burnt them out a little so do them again 3 days later? my tries are lagin so need to work hard at them... and my traps i do on back day then again 3 days later i dont feel like they get hit on other workouts??
    i dont think you can "catch up" a muscle. its your genetics that a play a role in that.

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    Less is more...

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    remember this, alot of powerlifters only work out 4 times a week, some only 3..

    ronnie coleman use to take off from right after Mr O until christmas, because his body would be that drained..

    DSM had it right, less is more alot of the times.

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    so if i workout out 1 muscle group 1 time per week i will gain more size?? will try this the last 4 weeks of my cycle see what happens?

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    iam going to do my traps 1 time per week

    3 sets bb front shrug
    3 sets bb rear shrug
    2 sets side db shrug
    2 sets of deads

    would this be ok?? shoud i add in some up right rows?

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    If you are on a cycle, keep it up. If not better give it some rest.
    The main point of using AAS is to shorten recovery time from 72hrs down to FEW hours.

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    so 2 times a week is ok??? or should i do 1 time per week but more sets?

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    Unhappy The Same Question

    man i dnt seem to find a straight answer to that question anywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel_3855 View Post
    so 2 times a week is ok??? or should i do 1 time per week but more sets?
    You need to get it through your head that more work doesn't necessarily mean more muscle.

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    Man, you gotta ask yourself if you are responding to it. Everyone is different, you may respond great to twice a week arm training, other may not. If you been doing it a while drop back to once a week and see what happens.

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    I think total sets to failure per week is a better way to measure volume than just frequency. On gear i do 12-14 sets to failure per week for lage muscle groups and about 10 for smaller

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    If your naturalthen less is defintely more. If you do three set of barbell curls for example and you do it balls to the wall the extra sets won't really do much! It will actually be counterproductive! Works for me at least! Then maybe you can do it twice a week but twice a week 9 sets eachtime might be to much. But if you can recover then more power to you!
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