Can you train shoulders and biceps together?

Wondering if you can train shoulders 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 shoulders and biceps on the same day, what are the advantages and disadvantages and what you should keep in mind.

Training shoulders and biceps together is recommended if you want to focus on the growth of these two muscle groups. With this combination, you can train shoulders and biceps without the pre-exhaustion from chest and back exercises and do more exercises. However, you’ll be limited in your workout schedule because you won’t be able to train your back, chest or triceps the next day.

Advantages

Training shoulders and biceps together is a good idea if one or both of these muscle groups are weak points and you want to improve them. Compared to chest and shoulders or back and biceps, here you train shoulders and biceps without the pre-exhaustion from chest and back exercises that involve them as accessory muscles. Without this pre-exhaustion, shoulders and biceps have more strength, allowing you to do more exercises with heavier weights. It also gives the shoulders and biceps a double workout: First with shoulders and biceps and later again with chest and back training.

Disadvantages

When you train shoulders and biceps together, you are limited in which muscle groups you can train the next day. In this case, you won’t be able to train back, chest or triceps the following day because the muscles involved in these workouts are still depleted from shoulders 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 shoulders and biceps together is ideal for improving these muscle groups. 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 shoulders with chest or triceps and back with biceps.

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

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