Poll: HOW DID YOU GET YOUR BIG ARMS?

BIG ARMS are cool...How did you get them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xodus View Post
    I love Gironda's stuff. He had some wacky ideas, but damn if it doesn't work. He was ahead of his time and was the 'go to' guy for lots of people.
    Even his diet built muscle..."eat eggs your body needs the cholesterol to build muscle" he'd preach throughout the 60's, 70's, 80's...

    Today studies show he was spot on:

    Researchers out of Kent State University investigated the effects of a high (2.6mg/lb) and low (1.6mg/lb) cholesterol diet during a 12 week weight-training program. After 12 weeks the subjects consuming the higher cholesterol diet increased muscle mass by an average of about 5 pounds and increased strength by almost 90 percent, while the lower cholestrol group did not show any increases in muscle mass and gained only about 35 percent in strength. - from: Riechman SE, Dietary and Blood Cholesterol and Statins Increase Hypertrophy with Resistance Training, FASEB Journal 2005 19 A1571


  2. Quote Originally Posted by datBtrue View Post
    Even his diet built muscle..."eat eggs your body needs the cholesterol to build muscle" he'd preach throughout the 60's, 70's, 80's...

    Today studies show he was spot on:

    Researchers out of Kent State University investigated the effects of a high (2.6mg/lb) and low (1.6mg/lb) cholesterol diet during a 12 week weight-training program. After 12 weeks the subjects consuming the higher cholesterol diet increased muscle mass by an average of about 5 pounds and increased strength by almost 90 percent, while the lower cholestrol group did not show any increases in muscle mass and gained only about 35 percent in strength. - from: Riechman SE, Dietary and Blood Cholesterol and Statins Increase Hypertrophy with Resistance Training, FASEB Journal 2005 19 A1571
    very interesting... steak and eggs baby!
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by pudzian2 View Post
    very interesting... steak and eggs baby!
    Hell yeah. I always love the looks you get when you order a hamburger steak and 8-10 fried eggs.

    There was a time when I was eating over a dozen eggs a day for WEEKS at a time.
    “Besides, it is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.”

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Xodus View Post
    Hell yeah. I always love the looks you get when you order a hamburger steak and 8-10 fried eggs.

    There was a time when I was eating over a dozen eggs a day for WEEKS at a time.
    Eggs are cheap so I eat lots of em to. Usually 8 a day.

    Getting back to arms. Doing reverse grip tricep push downs using a flat bar has added some really nice definition to my arms. It's a good idea to wrap your wrists while doing them though since it is kind of awkward.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Xodus View Post






    That's disgusting
    NSCA - CSCS

  6. Quote Originally Posted by pudzian2 View Post
    SO....who doesnt want big arms?

    how did you get yours?

    -infrequent training
    -more frequent training
    -how many sets per bi's or tri's
    -what other muscles do you train them with vs. training them together
    -training intensity
    -volume
    -weight (heavy or lighter)
    When I first started it was high volume (15+ sets) and I worked bi's with back and tri's with chest.

    I made decent gains then plateau'd

    My arms EXPLODED when I started supersetting bi's and tri's.

    My workout:

    Preacher curls
    Superset<
    (3 sets each) Close grip bench

    Alternate curls
    Superset<
    (3 sets each) Overhead 2 hand DB tri xtn


    Concentration curls
    Superset<
    (3 sets each) Tricep pushdown (one or two handed)


    For biceps, if I could get MORE than 6 reps on the last set of any given excercise...it's too light. Raise weights next workout. Concentration curls you can go a little higher...perhaps 8-12 reps. Make sure you squeeze the $H!t out of each rep though.

    For triceps if you can get more than 10 reps on the first two exercises its too light. For pushdowns I like to do no more than 15 but no less than 10-12. For the one handed version I like alternating each rep protonated and supinated grip. That'll give you a pump you wouldn't believe.

    Notice total volumes:

    Biceps-9 total sets per week
    Triceps-9 total sets per week


    Sets are taken to extreme failure since volume is low. Trust me, if you think its too heavy you're probably being a wuss. I actually used to get nauseous doing this. As the weight is very heavy use good form and listen to your body because elbows aren't known for being the most stable joint in the human body.

    I went from 13" arms to 19" arms in about 2 years doing this routine (all natural I might add).

    All this being said, diet is important as well as recovery but you probably already knew that.

    Happy training!

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Thixotrope View Post
    When I first started it was high volume (15+ sets) and I worked bi's with back and tri's with chest.

    I made decent gains then plateau'd

    My arms EXPLODED when I started supersetting bi's and tri's.

    My workout:

    Preacher curls
    Superset<
    (3 sets each) Close grip bench

    Alternate curls
    Superset<
    (3 sets each) Overhead 2 hand DB tri xtn


    Concentration curls
    Superset<
    (3 sets each) Tricep pushdown (one or two handed)


    For biceps, if I could get MORE than 6 reps on the last set of any given excercise...it's too light. Raise weights next workout. Concentration curls you can go a little higher...perhaps 8-12 reps. Make sure you squeeze the $H!t out of each rep though.

    For triceps if you can get more than 10 reps on the first two exercises its too light. For pushdowns I like to do no more than 15 but no less than 10-12. For the one handed version I like alternating each rep protonated and supinated grip. That'll give you a pump you wouldn't believe.

    Notice total volumes:

    Biceps-9 total sets per week
    Triceps-9 total sets per week


    Sets are taken to extreme failure since volume is low. Trust me, if you think its too heavy you're probably being a wuss. I actually used to get nauseous doing this. As the weight is very heavy use good form and listen to your body because elbows aren't known for being the most stable joint in the human body.

    I went from 13" arms to 19" arms in about 2 years doing this routine (all natural I might add).

    All this being said, diet is important as well as recovery but you probably already knew that.

    Happy training!
    supersets are definitely where it's at for arms

  8. Spider curls are great for really nailing the biceps...kicked me out of a really PITA plateau

  9. At my biggest, my arms were about 21". It's surely genetics but I trained infrequently and most of my mass came from (believe it or not) concentration curls. So, yes - I'm more than likely just genetically lucky.. I don't do ANY barbell curls (due to injury). These days, I do more alternating dumbell curls than anything.

  10. well I have 19 1/2 arms and I have to say that I train arms like twice a week lots of super sets and negatives.
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  11. Did HST for 8 weeks, never trained them directly and the really, REALLY filled out.

  12. yeah doing hammer preachers really gave me a nice a peak.

  13. I cant vote... my choice is genetics

    My arms are my least worked body part and still stand out more then anything else....

  14. Quote Originally Posted by poopypants View Post
    I cant vote... my choice is genetics

    My arms are my least worked body part and still stand out more then anything else....
    x2.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by poopypants View Post
    I cant vote... my choice is genetics

    My arms are my least worked body part and still stand out more then anything else....
    Maybe you over work everything else :P

  16. Quote Originally Posted by SteelEntity View Post
    Maybe you over work everything else :P
    no always had good sized well defined peaks on my arms that have continued to stay ahead of everything else. I def dont over work others, cause I still make good gains for them in strength and size.... its just a matter of genetics... used to be annoying till everything else started to catch up, not so bad now.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Thixotrope View Post
    When I first started it was high volume (15+ sets) and I worked bi's with back and tri's with chest.

    I made decent gains then plateau'd

    My arms EXPLODED when I started supersetting bi's and tri's.

    My workout:

    Preacher curls
    Superset<
    (3 sets each) Close grip bench

    Alternate curls
    Superset<
    (3 sets each) Overhead 2 hand DB tri xtn


    Concentration curls
    Superset<
    (3 sets each) Tricep pushdown (one or two handed)


    For biceps, if I could get MORE than 6 reps on the last set of any given excercise...it's too light. Raise weights next workout. Concentration curls you can go a little higher...perhaps 8-12 reps. Make sure you squeeze the $H!t out of each rep though.

    For triceps if you can get more than 10 reps on the first two exercises its too light. For pushdowns I like to do no more than 15 but no less than 10-12. For the one handed version I like alternating each rep protonated and supinated grip. That'll give you a pump you wouldn't believe.

    Notice total volumes:

    Biceps-9 total sets per week
    Triceps-9 total sets per week


    Sets are taken to extreme failure since volume is low. Trust me, if you think its too heavy you're probably being a wuss. I actually used to get nauseous doing this. As the weight is very heavy use good form and listen to your body because elbows aren't known for being the most stable joint in the human body.

    I went from 13" arms to 19" arms in about 2 years doing this routine (all natural I might add).

    All this being said, diet is important as well as recovery but you probably already knew that.

    Happy training!

    You do this once or twice a week?

  18. Quote Originally Posted by datBtrue View Post
    Even his diet built muscle..."eat eggs your body needs the cholesterol to build muscle" he'd preach throughout the 60's, 70's, 80's...

    Today studies show he was spot on:

    Researchers out of Kent State University investigated the effects of a high (2.6mg/lb) and low (1.6mg/lb) cholesterol diet during a 12 week weight-training program. After 12 weeks the subjects consuming the higher cholesterol diet increased muscle mass by an average of about 5 pounds and increased strength by almost 90 percent, while the lower cholestrol group did not show any increases in muscle mass and gained only about 35 percent in strength. - from: Riechman SE, Dietary and Blood Cholesterol and Statins Increase Hypertrophy with Resistance Training, FASEB Journal 2005 19 A1571

    Do you have the link to that article? I just wanna read the entire thing, it interests me....

  19. My Boy says he can eat 50 eggs...


    “Besides, it is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.”

  20. Quote Originally Posted by tl77 View Post
    You do this once or twice a week?
    Just once
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    Quote Originally Posted by MakaveliThaDon View Post
    Do you have the link to that article? I just wanna read the entire thing, it interests me....
    Just the abstract...but someone posted a great article Manipulating Dietary Cholesterol for Optimum Muscle Growth by Dharkam, originally posted on Meso which incorporates two of Riechman's studies in the discussion. http://anabolicminds.com/forum/suppl...erol-more.html

    Its a good quick read.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Xodus View Post
    My Boy says he can eat 50 eggs...


    As a prelude to the film's memorable, comic egg-eating contest scene, Dragline bets on his boy Luke: "He can eat busted bottles and rusty nails, any damned thing." Luke boldly wagers that he can eat fifty hard-boiled eggs in one hour. [The number 50 becomes significant - since there are 50 prisoners' souls and 50 eggs, Luke's ingesting of the eggs parallels Christ's taking upon himself the sins of the world and bringing about a rebirth. Eggs, the celebration of Easter, and the resurrection are symbolically tied together.] The men exuberantly bet against him, disbelieving that he can perform the miracle without throwing up: "Fifty eggs gotta weigh a good six pounds...A man's gut can't hold that. They'll swell up and bust him open....They're gonna kill him." Remarkably, Luke takes the challenge - it's raining and the activity will pass the time: "It be somethin' to do." After a period of preparatory training, stretching his stomach's skin to make room for the eggs ("What we gotta do is stretch that little ol' belly of yours. Get all this stuff out of the way. Them eggs are coming down!"), and eating speed tests, Luke is about ready. He sits on his top bunk with a towel draped over his head [another Christ image].

    Dragline readies the crowd for the contest: "All right. Stand back you pedestrians, this ain't no automobile accident." As Luke's trainer, he peels the eggs before they are eaten, arguing that Luke doesn't have to peel his own eggs within the hour limit: "When it comes to the law, nothin' is understood...I'm his official egg-peeler. That's the law!" The big event begins with Luke's entrance, the removal of his shirt, and his kneeling down in front of the men who surround a table in front of him. One of the convicts observes how quickly Luke pops each egg in his mouth: "He's gonna lose a finger eatin' eggs like that." After 32 eggs, Luke's bloated stomach bows out: "Just like a ripe watermelon that's about to bust itself open." Some of the men bet against him as Luke anoints his forehead with water. Dragline, with Luke in cahoots with him, encourages everyone to wager everything against Luke: "I wanna hear from some big money men. Where's all the high rollers?" Society Red (J.D. Cannon) replies that everything has been bet: "I believe you've got it all, Dragline. Every cent in camp is riding."

    As time is running out, and Luke approaches the elusive goal of 50 eggs, Dragline coaxes him on: "Just nine more between you and everlastin' glory...Just little ol' eggs. They pigeon eggs, that's all." The men mimic his chewing action. Up until the last second, it is uncertain whether he has swallowed the last egg. After his winning victory, Luke is laid out on a table strewn with egg shells. The men quickly forget about him and abandon him after using him for their own amusement. Luke is left alone - from an overhead shot, his arms are outstretched, his legs are crossed at the ankle, his eyes are closed, and his head is tilted toward the left - [a symbolic Christ-like crucifixion pose]. An enigmatic grin crosses his face.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by datBtrue View Post
    As a prelude to the film's memorable, comic egg-eating contest scene, Dragline bets on his boy Luke: "He can eat busted bottles and rusty nails, any damned thing." Luke boldly wagers that he can eat fifty hard-boiled eggs in one hour. [The number 50 becomes significant - since there are 50 prisoners' souls and 50 eggs, Luke's ingesting of the eggs parallels Christ's taking upon himself the sins of the world and bringing about a rebirth. Eggs, the celebration of Easter, and the resurrection are symbolically tied together.] The men exuberantly bet against him, disbelieving that he can perform the miracle without throwing up: "Fifty eggs gotta weigh a good six pounds...A man's gut can't hold that. They'll swell up and bust him open....They're gonna kill him." Remarkably, Luke takes the challenge - it's raining and the activity will pass the time: "It be somethin' to do." After a period of preparatory training, stretching his stomach's skin to make room for the eggs ("What we gotta do is stretch that little ol' belly of yours. Get all this stuff out of the way. Them eggs are coming down!"), and eating speed tests, Luke is about ready. He sits on his top bunk with a towel draped over his head [another Christ image].

    Dragline readies the crowd for the contest: "All right. Stand back you pedestrians, this ain't no automobile accident." As Luke's trainer, he peels the eggs before they are eaten, arguing that Luke doesn't have to peel his own eggs within the hour limit: "When it comes to the law, nothin' is understood...I'm his official egg-peeler. That's the law!" The big event begins with Luke's entrance, the removal of his shirt, and his kneeling down in front of the men who surround a table in front of him. One of the convicts observes how quickly Luke pops each egg in his mouth: "He's gonna lose a finger eatin' eggs like that." After 32 eggs, Luke's bloated stomach bows out: "Just like a ripe watermelon that's about to bust itself open." Some of the men bet against him as Luke anoints his forehead with water. Dragline, with Luke in cahoots with him, encourages everyone to wager everything against Luke: "I wanna hear from some big money men. Where's all the high rollers?" Society Red (J.D. Cannon) replies that everything has been bet: "I believe you've got it all, Dragline. Every cent in camp is riding."

    As time is running out, and Luke approaches the elusive goal of 50 eggs, Dragline coaxes him on: "Just nine more between you and everlastin' glory...Just little ol' eggs. They pigeon eggs, that's all." The men mimic his chewing action. Up until the last second, it is uncertain whether he has swallowed the last egg. After his winning victory, Luke is laid out on a table strewn with egg shells. The men quickly forget about him and abandon him after using him for their own amusement. Luke is left alone - from an overhead shot, his arms are outstretched, his legs are crossed at the ankle, his eyes are closed, and his head is tilted toward the left - [a symbolic Christ-like crucifixion pose]. An enigmatic grin crosses his face.

    Still one of the greatest movies EVER!
    “Besides, it is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.”

  24. Quote Originally Posted by Xodus View Post
    Still one of the greatest movies EVER!
    Yeah I love this movie too.


    Captain: What we've got here is failure to communicate.

    Some men, you just can't reach.

    So you get what we had here last week -- which is the way he wants it.

    Well, he gets it.

    And I don't like it anymore than you men.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by datBtrue View Post
    Yeah I love this movie too.


    Captain: What we've got here is failure to communicate.

    Some men, you just can't reach.

    So you get what we had here last week -- which is the way he wants it.

    Well, he gets it.

    And I don't like it anymore than you men.

    Shakin' the tree boss, shakin' the tree...
    “Besides, it is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.”

  26. For me - genetics give me the peak on my biceps that makes them look bigger than they are (measurement-wise).

    Other than that - I split out biceps and triceps on their own day (away from combining with chest/back).

    I think that (along with Bobo's training routine) has really helped.

  27. Quote Originally Posted by warbird01 View Post
    i want 16s

    I got small joints so atleast it makes my arms look bigger...

    I am with you there. My wrists are like a womans. Sad actually.

    i think i measured like 6.5" diameter. sad.........

  28. Get the right parents. I have big biceps and I always thought they were the product of not working them a lot and so they were recovering. I then realized both my parents have big arms and they never work out with weights (not overweight either). Now my 8 year old daughter has big arms as well and she is lean from soccer.

  29. Quote Originally Posted by Nemesis RR View Post
    Get the right parents. I have big biceps and I always thought they were the product of not working them a lot and so they were recovering. I then realized both my parents have big arms and they never work out with weights (not overweight either). Now my 8 year old daughter has big arms as well and she is lean from soccer.
    Very helpful. So how does one go about getting the right parents when they are, say, 24 years old?
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  30. Quote Originally Posted by Nemesis RR View Post
    Get the right parents. I have big biceps and I always thought they were the product of not working them a lot and so they were recovering. I then realized both my parents have big arms and they never work out with weights (not overweight either). Now my 8 year old daughter has big arms as well and she is lean from soccer.

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