I train for strength 3 times a week, but I wish I had bigger arms/shoulders.

I train for strength 3 times a week, but I wish I had bigger arms/shoulders.
Should I get a pair of dumbbells and do some high volume low weight exercises for hypertrophy during my rest days or would that interfere with recover?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just do more arm/shoulder work during your workouts. Also if your doing 3 times a week you best be doing full body and not some retarded split.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      whats wrong with split

      • 3 months ago
        Ecto Fitness

        >3 day a week brosplit

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          so what

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        You're likely only hitting each muscle group once a week

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          yeah but isn't that enough?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Twice a week is what you should aim for

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Stop being a dyel and do starting strength instead

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              >do starting strength

              Just do stronglifts my dude, strength will skyrocket and arms will enlargen.

              Ignore startingstrength, no point doing cleans and jerks, just row.

              >4 mins later
              >don't do starting strength

              k

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Just do stronglifts my dude, strength will skyrocket and arms will enlargen.

            Ignore startingstrength, no point doing cleans and jerks, just row.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              not sure if troll or just ignorant but that is worse than SS in terms of making you a TRex the opposite of what OP wants

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >yeah but isn't that enough?
            Read the OP. The one you wrote. Now, answer the question yourself.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >3 day split
        dude

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I would do them as accessory work on your push and pull days for that extra oomph to not fuck with recovery and keep weights low and use them like a tension assisting tool than heavy weights to help you flex hard and more.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I train for strength 3 times a week
    what's your routine look like?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      its programmed after heavy light medium
      its called garage gym warrior

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        andybaker.com/product/garage-gym-warrior
        Is it this? post the program anon, surely the "light" day hits the arms more right? is it full body on each day? Post it

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Its in the /plg/ OP the book called KSC Training
          but yes it does the idea is theyre still small so I want to hit them more, unsure if this would interfere with recovery on rest days is what Im saying

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            I mean if you're happy with the strength progress you're making, I would probably try adding some isolation stuff at the end of each workout just pick one muscle(group) per day and hammer it

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              like delts on heavy day biceps on light day and tri's on medium, and just make sure you're doing everything right for hypertrophy

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    No that will interfere with recovery. Most people do too much volume at too low an intensity.

    You need you balance intensity with volune which is why starting strength, texas method, 5x5 which are lowet volume but much higher intensity work so well but im digressing.

    Take your rest days and make sure you are eating enough

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    All I do is to get biceps, shoulders, triceps, etc. with the dumbells. I have them only because of room in my place.
    Doesn't do anything. It must be genetics :/

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    So stop training for strength and start training for hypertrophy, you do know you can switch between the two when you feel like it right? Do anons really just do the same routine for years at a time?

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do PPLPPLx

    Didn’t read the rest, but if you do PPL should hit everything and shouldn’t have problems

    Enjoy

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