Can you train chest and biceps together?

You wonder if you can train chest and biceps together? Do these two muscle groups fit into one training session or should you train them on different days? After reading this article, you will know if you can train chest and biceps on the same day, what are the advantages and disadvantages and what you should keep in mind.

Training chest and biceps together is recommended if you want to focus on biceps growth. With this combination, you can train the biceps without the pre-exhaustion from back exercises and do more biceps exercises. Accordingly, with this split, you usually train the antagonists (back and triceps) together in a different training session.

Advantages

Training chest and biceps together is a good idea if your biceps are a weak point and you want to improve them. Compared to back and biceps, here you train the biceps without the pre-exhaustion from back exercises where it is involved as an accessory muscle. Without this pre-exhaustion, the biceps have more strength, which allows you to do more exercises with heavier weights. In addition, this way the biceps are trained twice: First during chest and biceps and again later during back training.

Disadvantages

When you train chest and biceps together, you are limited in which muscle groups you can train the next day compared to chest and triceps or back and biceps. In this case, you won’t be able to train back, shoulders or triceps the following day because the muscles involved in these workouts are still depleted from chest and biceps. Therefore, the only option left is to train the legs or take a training-free day. If you decide to train legs, you can additionally train calves and abs.

Conclusion

Training chest and biceps together is ideal for improving biceps. If you generally focus on the arms, you can also train triceps with back together using the same principle. However, with this combination you are limited and can train only legs the next day or take a day off. If you want to be more flexible in your training schedule, it is better to train chest with triceps and back with biceps.

Did this article help you plan your workout? Feel free to share your experience in the comments, I look forward to exchanging ideas with you. If you have any other questions about chest and biceps training, you can ask me there too, I’ll be happy to help!

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