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    Isolation Exercises beginner?

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    I'm a beginner lifter 5'9 135lbs trying to bulk. I'm doing kinobody strength course and was wondering if there is any benefit in doing the isolation exercises for a beginner?. I was kinda surprised to see them in his course. Should I swap them out for compound?

    He says in his course "The Barbell curl is the best exercise for developing the biceps. With this movement, you can make gradual progress in resistance. In most bicep exercises little strength increase is actually seen. For this reason, I use barbell curls as my main biceps exercise. you can eventually build up to barbell curls with 135lbs for reps, increasing by 5 or even 2.5lbs per session."

    here is the routine:

    workout A (phase 1):

    Incline Barbell Press

    Standing press

    Triceps rope pushdowns <<iso

    Lateral raises <<iso

    Hanging knee raises.


    Workout B (phase 1):

    Weighted Chinups

    Incline Dumbell Hammer Curls <<iso

    Bulgarian Split Squats

    Dumnbell Romanian Deadlifts

    Face Pulls
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    those isolations are perfectly fine

    the program as a whole? meh
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    Remember you can never totally"isolate"an exercise movement.
    Other muscles will always be involved to one degree or another.
    What can do is direct more stress to a working area with a movement and totally focusing on the working area.
    This takes a mental aspect to training you may of heard of the "mind muscle connection".
    It's just an intense focus on what movement your doing and what your trying to feel doing it.
    Wether it's a traditional compound or a more direct movement it's all concentration and focus.
    So the answer to your question is yes you could put an "isolation"in your program
    Examples could be squats and leg extensions or barbell curls and concentration DB curls.
    Good luck.
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    Originally Posted by Garage Rat View Post
    Remember you can never totally"isolate"an exercise movement.
    Other muscles will always be involved to one degree or another.
    What can do is direct more stress to a working area with a movement and totally focusing on the working area.
    This takes a mental aspect to training you may of heard of the "mind muscle connection".
    It's just an intense focus on what movement your doing and what your trying to feel doing it.
    Wether it's a traditional compound or a more direct movement it's all concentration and focus.
    So the answer to your question is yes you could put an "isolation"in your program
    Examples could be squats and leg extensions or barbell curls and concentration DB curls.
    Good luck.
    Cool thank you!
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