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    Biceps, how many sets?

    If you have arms on one day and not working the back at same day, how many sets should I do on biceps? The biceps are quite small muscles and can easily be overtained and i dont want to do that.

    So what do you guys think, Is 10 sets of different curls too much or is it good?

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    I think 10 sets is just right.
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    well what abaout more sets? is that to much?

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    i would say max 11-12 sets. Although if i were to do biceps alone on a day, i would probably do 8-9 sets MAX. Probably 8. Depends on the person i guess.
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    10 sounds good dude ... Maybe add 1 if you feel you can do a last tough set at one specified exercise ... Thats all I can say.
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    I usually train bi's and tri's on the same day, 9 sets for each split in three excercises for each.

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    * think tris can do more sets then bis because its a bigger rmuscle...

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    tris are a larger muslce, but probably only worth 2 extra sets in my opinion. If i were to do tris alone, i would probably do only 9-10 sets.
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    I say 2-5 sets is plenty for your biceps. It's not a very big muscle group, and they already get pounded by your compound back movements.





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    I do biceps after back on thursdays. I used to do 2-4 sets for biceps (no, i'm not a HIT Jedi), but i've recently upped it to 6 sets for experimental purposes.

    Triceps (after delts on mondays) used to be 4-6 sets but are now 7-8 for the same experiment.

    10 work sets seems a bit overkill, unless you include 2-3 warm up sets in that 10.
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    7 to 9 for me, depending on the exercises chosen.
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    But hey im talking about working the arms on their own day, not with the back. CowPimp,
    lets say you train Tris and Bis at Day 3. No back or chest that day only arms. Do you think thats 2-5 sets is enough! I dont think so but thats my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIZmo_Timme
    But hey im talking about working the arms on their own day, not with the back.
    I don't think it makes any difference.
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    10 sets is a lot for such small muscles.

    People have a bad obsession with the biceps. The triceps should be the primary focus, imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIZmo_Timme
    CowPimp,
    lets say you train Tris and Bis at Day 3. No back or chest that day only arms. Do you think thats 2-5 sets is enough! I dont think so but thats my opinion.
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