From a BB'ing standpoint, here is a differing approach to actually eating and lifting more or doing direct arm work, and putting on actual Bweight.
Are your arms smooth right now or are they fairly or really cut?
A well defined arm can look huge, if the vascularity and striations are much more present, even though the arm may measure smaller. Think wide receivers etc.
Examples are guys like Zane, Dickerson etc. who had small arms, but they looked larger because of definition.
Another, Savickas' arms look small in comparison to some pro BB'ers but he is actually a huge man.
How big are your wrists? This is kind of a marker, on how large you can make an arm 'naturally".
I wish I had Adonis Complex or Muscle Dismorphia, instead my perception of myself is simple reality: I'm 6 foot, 205, under 10 percent BF 17 inch arms, chicken calves...sigh...sometimes I look at myself and u wouldn't even think I lift. I rep 315 bench but cant squat 315 for good reps. Sh 1t sucks
I'd give my left arm for 18 inch arms..
I know I'm late to the party. New to the Forum. Everything is about time under tension and knowing how and when to apply more contraction to rep. Find the point of flexion say during a bicep curl where you maximize the peak, then supinate the forearm from the bicep not the wrist and squeeze.
Well, this time around since I've come back to training I've really focused on staying nice and lean. I've come to the realization that I was just holding much more body fat in the past than I realized. When I train I've got veins everywhere, my waist is getting close to 31", and I'm getting definition in places I never knew I could. And, the sad part is, I've still got plenty of body fat to spare still. lol. I'm just getting started again, so I'm still fairly small and FAR weaker than I was. But, even at almost 16.75" cold my arms look much better, especially wh en pumped, than they did at 18.5" in the past.
I think that's the same for many, many people, and my guess is that if you don't have good definition in your arms it's because you're carrying more body fat than you realize.
"I'm not fat, I'm big boned!"
I can't believe no one has mentioned the benefits of vegetable oils...
Go hard. Go heavy. Never stop.
Just do arms everytime you go to gym.
as beginner your workouts are not so taxing for it to matter much. just go by feel.
if they hurt don´t train them and if they don´t then blast them out.
But I would recommend on training simply everything equally as in couple of years you will find satisfactory in everything and not just those guns !
It really looks stupid when you only got arms..
Oh and 18.6" before any gear here
Free weight excersise is the best IMO