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Exercise order during a workout

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:23 pm
by dcr
Is there any right way for determining the order of exercises during a workout? For example in a Chest and Triceps workout, should one do all the Chest exercises together then work the Triceps, or mix them in together? Also, would it make sense to cluster together the most similar exercises (for example Chest Dips and Tricep Dips, or Bench Press and Incline Bench Press), or separate them?

If there's any articles out there on the optimal workout order (for whole body or split workouts) that would help too.


Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:40 pm
by TimD
Unless you're using pre-exhaustion techniques, the most generally accepted order is to work from the biggest to the smallest. If you look in the Weight Training section (from the main page), you will find a link to templates. You select a split of which you want to try, and lists the muscles to be worked in a pretty accurate order of doing them. Then you select the muscle group and it will lead you to specific exercises.

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:46 pm
by Ironman
For that workout it is chest, anterior delts, then triceps. It doesn't matter which chest exercise you do first for the most part. Probaly should do compound before isolation though.

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:46 pm
by TeeBee
I usually favor the large muscles first...or the muscle I feel like working out first. The good thing about working out is that it varies.