BIG ARMS are cool...How did you get them?
- 11-21-2007, 04:46 PM
- 11-21-2007, 05:14 PM
More frequent + IGF seems to work better than anything for me. Still ever adjusting though.
- 11-21-2007, 05:18 PM
yea...my arms are stubborn...they dont like to get bigger, but I dont care what they like....they will get bigger
11-23-2007, 12:49 PM
11-23-2007, 01:04 PM
I change up my training every 6-8 weeks. I try and keep them at about 3-5 sets and 2-4 exercises per muscle. Reps vary depending on goal and whether or not they are tied into another muscle group that day.
11-23-2007, 02:43 PM
1-Im going to train quads with triceps and
2-Hams with biceps.
(the compound movement for the larger muscle first)...the more muscle fiber I activate the more growth. Arms grow proportionally, so I need to put on weight and size to get them to grow. I will use my slin 3x per week after each of those workouts and also after my chest workout.
I think training a lagging part with a large muscle group will help stimulate growth
11-23-2007, 04:36 PM
11-24-2007, 08:02 AM
Injecting prop into the bi's has a nice swelling effect.lol I used to get the best gains in arm size by haveing one arm day every 5 days and hitting them for an 1hr straigtht. I'd start with heavy 5-8 reps for the first exercise and then do lighter weight higher reps as the workout progressed. I can't remeber exactley how I did it because its been along time since I trained like that. I will say regular westside training does not increase arm size like when I used to train the other way although its not designed to. I have been thinking about trying to mass up the arms so i'm going to do some extra bicep work and see if I can pull it off without messing up my wsb template.
11-25-2007, 12:25 AM
11-25-2007, 11:39 AM
Arms are something that doesn't grow on me as well. If someone is doing a simple FB routine M,W,F, would it be okay to throw in an arm day on the weekend?
11-25-2007, 12:40 PM
11-25-2007, 01:07 PM
11-25-2007, 02:02 PM
11-26-2007, 10:10 PM
I was doing arms once a week just like everything else and they weren't doing ****. So one day I woke up looked at them and said "**** you" and worked them 2-3 a week, I absolutely devastated them.. they were like "whats going on!!" and the bastards grew on me. I am going to try this with shoulders next.
11-26-2007, 10:20 PM
11-28-2007, 06:45 AM
I have arm size issue
Yes..they won't grow. I mean, they do grow, but not as i'd like them too. Not like other body parts.
So far, i had biggest success with high frequency system on arms.
11-28-2007, 06:52 AM
Well im hitting a stopping point again. Torso and legs grow but arms....they want to stay put! When i was doing DC training I noticed a big jump in strength for my tris and bis with some mass too. Im still trying to figure out what the deal is tho. I think Xodus might have a good point tho about shoulders....idk. How about you big gun guys out there, care to share?
11-28-2007, 09:48 AM
11-28-2007, 12:28 PM
What are considered 'big'?
11-28-2007, 12:49 PM
My triceps are a good size. What caused them to grow was super setting very light weight cable push downs with heavy close grip incline BP. I would reverse the order in which I did them every few weeks.
11-28-2007, 05:01 PM
and the variable being discussed here is what people have had most success with when getting them to grow in size, when the other few attributes were assumed to be in place.
11-29-2007, 06:53 PM
3-4 sets 5 reps barbell, dumbell curls, then dumbell hammers. Took me from 14's to 18's. Now they are stubborn, I think I can get 1/2" more on tris. Forearms love back and no straps!
11-29-2007, 10:00 PM
11-30-2007, 08:27 AM
Even though many people say preachers are ****, they are the staple of my arm routine. I use the EZ bar with a wide grip and supinate my hands so that my pinky finger is above the rest of my hand. Pretty much the reverse of a classic EZ grip. This tends to place more overload on the bicep and not the brachialis. There was an article someone posted about this once, i'll try to dig it up.
11-30-2007, 08:50 AM
11-30-2007, 10:12 AM
I think this is the artical you guys are talking about
Arms are pretty confusing to me. Most of time I try to hit 3 set of 8-10 reps for bi's and tri's
11-30-2007, 10:39 AM
11-30-2007, 03:33 PM
i haven't done preachers in a while. I will try the supinated grip preacher.
12-06-2007, 11:19 AM
i weighted dips 10x3 and i do bb curls 10x3. went from 14 to 16 so far.
12-06-2007, 03:35 PM
12-06-2007, 03:38 PM
No, but really. My arms havnt really grown in the last 1.5 years im stuck at 15.5, so gay. I mean i keep getting strong (hammer curl 80x6 DBs) but ****, they wont grow. My bis are getting better tho, but my tris are severly lacking...
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12-06-2007, 04:06 PM
Unless you are going to pump yourself full of synthol a'la Greg Vantentino, you just gotta get bigger.
I think this about sums it up:
Big Arms, Big Physique
Q: Is it true you have to gain a bunch of muscular body weight overall in order to get big arms?
A: Typically, you have to gain 15 pounds of overall body weight to add an inch to your upper arm measurements. Now, if you want to go from 21 to 22-inch arms, which is enormous, it'll be more like a 25 pound gain.
Weider writers claimed that Arnold used to have a 22 inch arm COLD. Arthur Jones said they were full of ****. Arthur Jones was right: The Weider camp was full of ****. For Arnold to have a legitimate 22 inch arm, he would've had to weigh 308.
If you're going from a 14 inch arm to 16, then 30 pounds will do it. But going from 18 to 20 inches will require more like a 50 pound gain.
12-06-2007, 04:10 PM
12-06-2007, 04:14 PM
12-06-2007, 04:35 PM
12-06-2007, 07:16 PM
12-06-2007, 07:21 PM
yea i do agree. However I think there may be few exceptions where some genetically gifted (however i think "genetics" are overrated excuses for people not to work hard to achieve their goals). I think some people can have naturally disproportionate growth in the arms, but for the most part its all BS that if you go to the gym and do bicep curls 3x per week and nothing else that you can make 23 inch arms and a stick figure physique other wise.
i heard it was more like 10lbs per inch on the arms.....oh well. I want 20+inch arms so 40+lbs gain it is!
12-06-2007, 07:29 PM
If curling 3x / week gave you 'big guns', there would be a lot of 165# dudes walking around with howitzers sticking out of their sleeves...
I would be happy to get to 19" and change, shirts are hard enough to buy now.
12-06-2007, 07:33 PM
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