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    Biceps must be worked and triceps shouldn't?

    I do narrow grip inclined presses and that's it. When I switch to a bodybuilding-type training, I will have more exercises, but now I don't care. lol

    And my triceps from that exercise alone get murdered. With bent-over rows however, I never feel it in my biceps. It's all back.



    Is this a normal occurrence?

    And because of the volume and fatigue I get from the presses, I find it unnecessary to do tricep-focused exercises. I do both inclined presses and bent-over rows with 10 sets of 6 reps every week. But with biceps, I don't feel anything...

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    As far as my grip-width, it's only about one or two inches wider than shoulder-width. The bench is set at a 45-degree angle.

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    The only way to get the same type of feeling in the biceps when doing rows would be to do them with a very close grip. However this isn't a very efficient or practical way of doing the movement so you are feeling the exercise correctly in your lats. But the opposite true when doing a pressing movement. You can target the triceps just by narrowing your grip. But you can hit the tris hard also by doing board presses and pin presses in a rack. Add some different things for more variety. And if you are concentrating on powerlifting don't do a bunch of isolation work. Stick with compound movements and only some occasional tricep specific exercises.

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    If you try bent over rows with an underhand grip you will stimulate your biceps as well.
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    I also do not do isolated tricep movements. My triceps get bigger and stronger with all the pressing I do, and I think if I focused on them with their own workout, I would look abnormal lol! My biceps on the other hand, need work. I have my own day for deadlifting and I throw biceps in there on that day.

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    It sounds to me like your biceps simply aren't being taxed from the rows as much as your triceps are from the presses. It could be a muscle imbalance, try squeezing harder with your biceps at the top next time once your back is locked, see if you feel it afterwards.

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    If tricep are involved enough no need for accessorie but if your biceps arent used enought then do a few curls...

    It ks that simple

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