Can you train shoulders and triceps together?

Wondering if you can train shoulders and triceps 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 triceps on the same day, what are the advantages and disadvantages and what you should pay attention to.

If you train shoulders and triceps together, you can save time because triceps is already involved in shoulder training, so it requires fewer exercises. On the other hand, the triceps won’t have the full strength potential because they are pre-exhausted by the shoulder exercises. If you focus on developing the arms, the back and triceps combination is a good alternative.

Advantages

In shoulder exercises like shoulder press, the triceps is already involved as an accessory muscle. Therefore, you don’t have to do as many triceps exercises as with the back and triceps combination. This way, the triceps are also warmed up by the shoulder workout, again saving you time. Since shoulders and triceps are related muscles (pressing), you can train back and biceps (pulling) the following day without having recovery problems.

Disadvantages

When you train shoulders and triceps together, the triceps are already pre-exhausted by the shoulder exercises. This means you have less strength for the triceps exercises than if you train your back and triceps together. However, this is not the case if you only do shoulder exercises that do not involve the triceps, such as side raises, front raises and upright rowing. If you want to improve your arms, the back and triceps and shoulders and biceps combinations or a separate arm workout are good alternatives.

Conclusion

When you train shoulders and triceps together, the triceps are already stressed by shoulder exercises. When it comes to tricep training, the triceps are already warmed up and fewer exercises are needed overall. However, the triceps no longer have full strength potential due to pre-exhaustion from shoulder training. If you want to improve your arms, you can also try back and triceps and shoulders and biceps or do a separate arm workout.

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 tricep training, you can ask me there too, I’ll be happy to help!

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