Getting 'wider' arms?
- 09-19-2007, 01:39 AM
Getting 'wider' arms?
I feel pretty comfortable with my arms in terms of size 'height' wise (i.e. how tall they are when flexing from bottom of tris to top of bicep) but they have never seemed to really fill out and 'buldge'. Instead they remain skinny. I've heard of wide grip curls helping this to an extent, but find them rather difficult to manuever without losing grip, and I'll be honest I haven't done them consistently enough to really gauge progress. Are there any tricks to working the area in between the bicep and tricep to help fatten these arms out? I realize that I'm somewhat on the lean side, but that hasn't stopped other parts of my body from filling out with dedicated work.
I appreciate any input!
- 09-19-2007, 01:43 AM
- 09-19-2007, 08:18 AM
Filling out your tricep's outer head and your Brachialis.
09-19-2007, 10:24 PM
09-19-2007, 10:30 PM
To tell ya the truth, I have pretty decent triceps and i just I don't use trick exercises.
09-20-2007, 01:06 PM
I know you can build muscles to make areas larger but I believe it all comes down to genetics.
09-20-2007, 02:21 PM
If you're busting down the Big Three and including some Bent-over Rows plus Overhead Presses, you should have no problem.
09-20-2007, 02:52 PM
Working in a lot of Hammer Curls will make your arms look much wider in a relaxed pos...
09-20-2007, 02:55 PM
Hardcore supination using dumbbells....touch your pinky to lateral delt and squeeze the hell out of your bicep.
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09-20-2007, 03:49 PM
09-20-2007, 05:07 PM
rep to bearmeat and jayhawkk for direction (and explanation) I worked some hammers into my workout today and my arms are spent! Def a great workout that I seemed to have overlooked.
Do you guys recommend alternating these with normal curls, or is it suitable to work them both in my workout?
09-20-2007, 07:16 PM
You don't have to alternate every workout but I would switch up every few weeks.
09-21-2007, 11:31 AM
Week A: barbell benchpress
Week B: dumbbell benchpress
Week A: Barbell curls and hammer curls
Week B: Dumbbell curls and reverse preacher curls
09-25-2007, 08:15 PM
Could you use the cables for hammer curls. I get the rope and the set it so its all the way on the bottom then i stand over the rope with one hand on one side and on the other. then i just pull up and then when i am all the way up i twist the rope out. Have you guys ever heard of this or seen this.
09-25-2007, 10:04 PM
09-28-2007, 11:24 AM
Anytime you keep the elbows in and grip wide when you curl you work the inside of the biceps. Preacher curls w/ elbows in hands wide are great for this...to make the biceps "bulgey" on the inside.
Anytime you keep the elbows out and grip very narrow when you curl you work the outside of the biceps. This will give the biceps a wider, thicker, rounded appearance. Standing bicep curls w/ straight bar, elbows way wide, hands close together are great for this. You don't need to go really heavy...just slow and controlled. Make sure you are using a curling motion, as opposed to spider curls which drag up the body.
09-28-2007, 12:14 PM
You mentioned "Wide Grip" curls and I believe you were mis informed. In order to hit the outer head of your bicep you need to perform "Close Grip" curls. Wide grip would put all of the focus on the inner head. Cross body hammer curls help me in this department, as well as supination when doing sitting incline bench curls. Last time I did these I believe I did 3 sets of 8-10 reps per exercise. Doing reverse grip curls (Palm facing the floor) will help you build up the part of your fore arm that ties to your outer bicep. Try those as well.
09-28-2007, 12:40 PM
10-01-2007, 07:44 PM
Had the same issues...ditto on the hammer curls...for tris, I really feel the outside doing robe pulldowns and making sure to spread the rope wide at the bottom of the movement...trust me, you'll feel it...
10-10-2007, 06:48 PM
Definitely hammer curls. My arms got wider after adding those to my routine as well as some form of reverse grip curls.
10-15-2007, 09:17 PM
10-17-2007, 02:19 AM
The hammer curls have been making a great improvement on the look and feel of my arms...I'm going to give reverse curls a shot too starting next week
10-17-2007, 02:55 AM
10-18-2007, 12:00 PM
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