Arms wont grow
- 04-14-2008, 09:27 AM
Arms wont grow
my workout was adjusted according to monday and wensday class, but schools out now till late aug
i want a routine that force my arms/delts to grow. since they are lagging, last summer it was legs.. i sqauted 2x a week..ie (1)full hi rep leg workout ,(2) squat and or leg ext for low reps
heres whats ive been doing
warmup-chin up/pull up
tue-BACK,, always tryed to hit 4 lifts for with and 4 for thickness
Sat- open in case i missed a workout
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- 04-14-2008, 10:05 AM
04-14-2008, 10:39 AM
Just be careful, I have experienced overtraining first hand. I usually train arms 3 times per week, but I used to train the entire muscle category of arms. I would train shoulders, tri's, bi's and forearms. But my arms actually got smaller because I overtrained. Some people can do it and get away with it, but I couldn't. Just listen to your body man...
04-14-2008, 10:51 AM
04-14-2008, 10:52 AM
I do arms once a week, sometimes i won't do biceps as i don't see the need to do them every week.
and there growing nicely
04-14-2008, 04:37 PM
04-14-2008, 04:44 PM
04-15-2008, 09:52 AM
04-15-2008, 10:24 AM
04-15-2008, 10:41 AM
I canned arms only days ages ago and it was the best thing I ever did.....my arms are still gaining size and are the biggest they have ever been as a result!
Heavy rows, pullups and chinups are the key......maybe the odd bicep isolation exercise after back training, but thats at the very most!
04-15-2008, 12:14 PM
04-15-2008, 12:19 PM
Your arms aren't growing because your doing what every other guy in the gym does when trying to get big arms, your doing isolation exercises. You need to do all compound exercises, your arms will come. You need to squat, dead lift, bent over barbell rolls etc... when working on your arms do standing bar curls and hammer curls and really stress at the top of the movement(squeeze those biceps) and lower the weight slowly with emphasis on your biceps. Other than that it takes time and working your arms 3 times a week will do squat :squat: With compound exercises your biceps are used a lot as stabilizers so they get worked enough.
04-15-2008, 07:58 PM
04-15-2008, 08:08 PM
04-15-2008, 09:26 PM
3 times is a bit much. If your deadset on doing more volume I would maybe do back say on monday with 3 sets for bi's at the end of your workout, then do bi's and tri's on thursday. For most even that's overtraining. But you won't know until you try it so give it a shot you don't have much to lose. I would say give it a few weeks and decide whether it's right for you or not.
Someone mentioned above that for most of us will grow in proportion to the rest of our body. So really when you gain 10-15lbs you add inches to the guns. Atleast that's what I've noticed myself.
Also their's always going down the IGF route some say there are site specific benefits.
04-16-2008, 09:20 AM
04-16-2008, 09:21 AM
04-16-2008, 09:22 AM
Chin-ups are you're new best friend. Don't worry about isolation, maybe once a week max.. Do chinups all da matha shuckin' time.
04-16-2008, 09:23 AM
04-16-2008, 09:24 AM
04-16-2008, 09:44 AM
04-16-2008, 10:00 AM
For me to get hypertrophy to take place in my biceps (I am assuming that you mean that when you say arms) I employ very strict form eccentric work. My biceps grow much better lowering moderate weight in a slow, steady, rate with strict form rather than lifting heavy weight that recruits secondary muscle groups.
Triceps...'nother animal...'nother story
04-16-2008, 10:24 AM
04-16-2008, 10:34 AM
My tricep training is very hybrid. I am recovering from a C7 nerve injury that atrophied my left side pec, lat and tricep.
So I could detail it (actually I won't ) but it is not at all conventional right now....its very unilateral right now. But knowing my body well and having a good training practice and discipline history already in place I am making great progress.
04-16-2008, 02:06 PM
if you are going too do arm day in your weekly cycle stick to 2 exercises for bi`s and tri`s cause they get a work out as support muscles when you doing back and chest anyways
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