trying to gain mass and get bigger arms!
- 09-26-2012, 05:00 PM
- 09-26-2012, 05:08 PM
Originally Posted by lund94
- 09-26-2012, 05:37 PM
Seriously. You don't need to isolate your arms. Get you squat, dead, and bench press up and your arms will grow. Have you ever seen someone who can squat and pull 500lbs and bench press 300 that have small arms? No. If you are strong on the big three you will be big all over.
09-26-2012, 05:48 PM
Thanks! Lets see how it goes for the next couple of weeks.
09-26-2012, 05:51 PM
As was mentioned about gaining overall mass will be most beneficial. Much of this will be related your diet as well. Do you know about how many calories you're getting in? Do you track calories, muscle girth and strength increases?
09-26-2012, 06:00 PM
Yeah i was just about to reply on the thread asking about how much to take in for calories. How much should i eat?Originally Posted by diezel
09-26-2012, 08:33 PM
09-26-2012, 09:43 PM
Sum came up to approximately 3200. Ive been actually eating a lot recently. Quite a helpful calorie calculation system. Thanks! Lets see how this goes.Originally Posted by SLW2
09-27-2012, 01:13 PM
10x10 German Volume Training once a week works for me.
09-28-2012, 11:25 AM
09-28-2012, 12:59 PM
09-28-2012, 11:21 PM
Power lifter style right?Originally Posted by uvawahoowa
09-28-2012, 11:32 PM
Amongst all the above stuff I agree with I also love and u should try drop sets. Now THAT adds MASS!!
Good luck and eat! Eat! Eat!
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09-29-2012, 12:02 AM
I'm cutting currently, but I'm going to try drop sets next week, starting with chest.Originally Posted by Mass Monkey
09-29-2012, 12:35 AM
Chest and arms are the best. Bar none!Originally Posted by soul0wner
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10-03-2012, 06:28 PM
If your not growing it's usually your edit increase calories by 500 make sure u get minimum 1gram protein xlbm
10-16-2012, 02:53 AM
try bumping up volume ever so often. And like arnold did alot. dropsets and supersets, be creative
01-24-2013, 05:47 PM
Sorry for the late update, i havent been on this forum for some time, but over the pass months I've gained a good amount of strength and mass. And im now currently deloading. But soon heading back do my bulking stage. Should i add a couple HIIT days to my workouts?Originally Posted by wrathchild281
01-24-2013, 06:35 PM
I haven't read the whole thread but after a few posts wanted to say that squats will not make your arms grow.
Developing the squat can assist in arm development by creating a favorable flood of hormones and the base necessary to go heavier on other lifts.
You have to stimulate a specific muscle for it to grow.
Deadlifts too. Consider heavy barbell curls. Many people hunch over like a little old lady during curls because their back isn't strong enough to stand strong. At some point, this will be a limiting factor. You will eventually just crumple and your bicep development, where barbell curls are concerned, will be limited by a weak back.
Increasing upper back strength will in turn allow you to go heavier on barbell curls, allowing greater stimulus and growth.
Heavy compound lifts have been shown to give a testosterone boost too, so throwing in some arm work after heavy squat day can potentially lead to greater protein synthesis and nitrogen retention, assuming proper nutritional protocols are followed too.
To really build impressive biceps, you will need to hit them directly. Compound lifts should be in every routine, "functional" strength is awesome, but if you want thick, strong, wide biceps with a peak you will need to add to the indirect work provided by various pulls.
Heavy barbell curls, cable curls (constant tension), spider curls, reverse grip curls, hammer curls... hit them from different angles, weight and rep schemes.
What does your routine look like currently? It would be helpful to know before suggesting alterations.
01-24-2013, 08:42 PM
On top of it u can have alot more fun out of hiit related training. Cones and ladders on the field, Football, basketball, tennis, racquetball the options go on. Pick one and have fun. Also i wouldnt hit the HIIT preworkout or even lets say on ur heavier lifting days as ur primary focus should be lifting heavy weights.
01-24-2013, 09:20 PM
I recently finished a 5x5 workout program. And it was pretty awsome. As for my biceps, i personally dont like stand up curls. I usually replace them with concentration curls, hammer curls, reverse grip and etc..and as for my compound movements for my upper body I've been adding more rows, deadlifts et. Sorry if i got anything wrong in this thread and correct me if im wrong guys . Im still a 'noob' to working out. LolOriginally Posted by TexasGuy
01-24-2013, 09:24 PM
thanks a lot. Im trying to keep my heart rate up as i do my sessions also. So therefore, explosively lifting my reps, lower rest times in between sets, and supersets. I was planning on jumproping in between sets. Good idea?Originally Posted by wrathchild281
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