I've been lifting weights for quite a while. But only recently have I really tried to familiarize myself with the intricacies of strength and sundry training methods. I'm beginning to see that while there are exceptions (just like every rule), most people advocating training styles are just spewing off about what works for them and condescending to those whose stray from their particular brand of the straight and narrow. This board is no different save for the fact that the debate is open and welcomed. However, there are a handful of regulars that seem insightful, honest, and educated. I am none of these things. That's why I want to know what the good word on training arms is around here. It seems as if discussing exercises like curls is taboo or off limits. I've done curls and gone without them and have noticed my chokes suffering when I omit them. I will concede that while my way produces results, another may well be better suited to me. For reference, I will include what I'm currently doing below. What is considered overtraining of the arms (barring the obvious diminishing returns)? Am I, while still seeing steady results, overtraining? Undertraining? Arms--once a week Please for give my misuse and abuse of the vernacular Overhead Tri extension (lateral) reps: 10, 8, 6 drop weight 10 Tri Press on Lat machine reps: 10, 8, 6 weighted dips reps: 12, 10, 8 form focused heavily Seated one arm curls (between legs) reps: 10, 8, 6 drop weight 10 Barbell curl reps: 10, 8, 6 Hammer curls reps: 10, 8, 6 approx. 45 seconds of rest/stretching between sets Hopefully that makes some sort of sense. Currently, arms are done on Thursday. Chest and back are done on Mon. and Tues., respectively, in order to give my tri's and bi's some rest.