Tall/lean guys GTFIH!! Arm tips!
- 12-17-2012, 10:18 PM
- 12-18-2012, 08:55 AM
My arms are just over 18" at 196lbs...what works for me, I do my own arm day. Always have, also for the last 2 years I do 6 weeks of hard core arms every now and then, 3 times a week. Monday real heavy with negitives, wed.. med weight 10-12 reps with drop sets, and fri go light and pump up with 20 reps.
12-18-2012, 01:14 PM
Another thing I'd like to point out is that not all tall people are genetically equal (obviously). I'm sorry to say that I've fallen on the thinner side, genetically speaking. Many have said, "you'll get there... it just takes longer". I honestly don't find that entirely true (although I'll give it my ALL). Some guys my height started thin and as they grew up they filled out much more (you can usually look at people's father, but not always). Then I get the people that say look at him... he's all big now and he used to be skinny to which I reply.... YEA, so is his father, who also used to be a shrimp in high school pictures.
Genes rule all.
12-18-2012, 01:17 PM
12-18-2012, 02:48 PM
12-18-2012, 08:46 PM
12-19-2012, 11:36 AM
Another good thing to stack helladrol with would be something that converts to DHT like 5-Alpha.
12-20-2012, 01:58 PM
I'm 6'4" Never had big arms either.
But when I picked up a Harbinger dip belt I started mixing in weighted chins. +25# and +35# chins for 5 sets of 10 twice per week mixed into my 5/3/1 program. Followed by weighted dips +45# and +55# for 5 sets of 20. Nothing else I have done in over 20 years of lifting has added arm size as quickly. Also these exercises give my arms and shoulders a strong balanced look. Still not monster arms, but I am really happy with how they look after adding the dip belt.
12-21-2012, 09:17 AM
Thats great advice right there. I use chins every back day, the more I bulk, the harder it gets.... the more I cut, the more I can do haha.
Dips are something I really need to toss back in now that I'm over some shoulder discomfort I was having. I guess there is a reason people used to call them "upper body squats".
My gym has a few weight-able belts I am going to start trying. I only do about 10-12 chins at a time as it is and about 15 dips so it would be a lower rep scheme than you but always good to trick it up a bit.
02-03-2013, 10:51 PM
02-03-2013, 11:17 PM
If you have the time just to focus on arms, theres a program by Ben pakulski called 21 days to bigger arms.
While i have not done this program, as i cant dedicate the time, bens other prgrams have been good to me. He knows his stuff. It might be worth persuing.
I'm in the same boat. I feel my arms arn't big enough. My problem is tri size. I work them hard, but i just find it hard to make them grow.
My current routine for tri's is
2x a week
close grip bench supersetted with pushdowns: 4 setsx15x12x10x8
Kickbacks suppersetted with Machine dips: 4 setsx15x12x10x8
Increasing in weight as the reps reduce.
Is this enough?
02-04-2013, 09:25 AM
02-04-2013, 11:34 AM
I've been incorporating some rest pauses in a lot of my routine and am seeing results (even with my iso stuff). Hitting 6-8 sets of heavy 5 repped skulls with 15 sec rest has gotten my attention. Same with heavy dips, I'm really just knocking off my rest time. I notice I sweat a lot more and put up almost the same weight as 45 sec rest. Just makes me work harder
I feel tall guys really have to do more isolation stuff than the normal guy who's arms grow from compounded lifts. I know for a fact my body gets big from compounds but my arms show little improvement. Compound work is vital, yes, but if you want anything to grow, the best thing to do is work it directly. No smokes and mirrors here... Flame away if you think compounds make everyone's arms big.
Patience and consistency
11-08-2013, 01:12 PM
Tall/lean guys GTFIH!! Arm tips!
How thick are your wrists OP?I thought I had a hard time filling out at my height but I'm a short ass compared to you's lol
11-08-2013, 01:26 PM
Also nice to see another comment you made about cycles and your PCT. So your not natty after all. Maybe you'll never have big arms then?
11-08-2013, 01:44 PM
1st and the easiest are reverse curls. Easy to execute too. Trains the neglected head.
2nd is... 21s . Most effective for peak. Can even be done with light weight preacher style.
3rd and most important for me personally. ..weighted chins with full extension and pause at the bottom. This will rip your biceps to shreds.
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11-08-2013, 02:37 PM
11-08-2013, 02:42 PM
I use Zottmans a lot and they have made my forearms crazy veiny and thicker. Another awesome one for peaks are guillotine curls man. Kills the peak of my bis because I just wasn't used to the motion. Actually gave me a little scoop on my bicep top that I can start to see a shadow on when I'm laying down watching TV before bed. Fun to notice the small things of your body changing. Its the small things in life! I now have veins going across my bis and delts onto my chest from this year. I'll always be a lean guy but at least I look much better haha
I just gotta keep it up and get stronger and stronger.
11-09-2013, 09:56 AM
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