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How to Build Big Arms

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I always receive emails and messages from people having difficulty building mass on their arms, 'What exercises should I be doing?' 'How often should I train them?' Well the first question I always ask is, do they have their own day? Think logically, lets hypothesise that you train each muscle group with the same frequency, same intensity and growth occurs equally amongst the groups. If your starting position was small arms and you grow all round at a ratio of 1:1, your arms will always be small relative to your initial proportions. Therefore in order to improve your arms or any muscle group, you need to increase one of the aforementioned factors we hypothesised were equal.

 

Frequency

What I have found from many people that complain about small arms, is that arms training only occurs after a larger muscle group, most commonly Chest or Back. I'm sure we are all familiar with the 'Chest & Triceps,' 'Back & Biceps,' training split.

Let's be clear, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this training split, but if you want to improve your arms they'll need more attention, they can't be an after thought, they need their own day! Yes a whole training session dedicated to arms, but what if you already have an arms day? Well in that case DOUBLE UP! You have to understand that there are generic rules, training splits etc, but we are all different and have goals unique to our proportions. This means that some of us not blessed with 1:1 ratio of symmetrical growth will have to shake up our training split.

 

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Intensity

Here's where it gets interesting, the intensity you train will be a significant determining factor for the speed at which your improvement will take place. In my Mass Gain EXTREME  Training program I include an intensity guide and yes we turn it right up!

There are many ways to increase the intensity of an arms session, the weight you lift, the sets and reps you perform, right down to the tempo of your reps. Training methods like super sets and drop sets are a great way to really blast your arms.

 

Form

I could really go into great depth about form, from keeping it strict to knowing when and how to break it.  When training arms, unless you're going for a personal best, you really should aim to keep your form as clean as possible, I assure you, it'll be the best thing you could do for growth.

Tools like the Just Lift. Arm Blaster help you keep stricter form and provide greater isolation, which means greater tension and stress on the biceps muscles. Greater stress on the muscle equals more potential growth of your biceps.

 

Take everything mentioned into consideration, implement it where possible and watch your arms growth increase quicker than ever.

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3 comments

  • Robbie comerford: December 19, 2016

    Wassup simeon just wana know is there certain workouts for toneing or does it just happen when they start building ?

  • ras eddie: December 11, 2016

    Thank you this has helped me a lot.I’ve been struggling with the belly muscle more than the arms.I’ve been gyming natural for 3yrs but avant get better of the stomach.

  • Rico: December 10, 2016

    Simeon,

    First, thanks for all the positivity and encouragement that you put out brotha. I have recently become a fan of yours and identify with you on many levels. Now as for getting my arms bigger, I’m on a mission to get my arms to 20 inches and I have gotten to 19 at one point but then life hit me with many curveballs and hardships causing me to lose my hard earned gains. I’m currently at a solid 17.5 to 18 inches. I find that my arms aren’t getting the definition I would like to have along with the size. We’re about the same height you and I, and I too have rather long arms but mine do not resemble yours lol. I have an issue with straight bar curls. I experience great pain in my forearms and wrist when I perform this style of curls regardless of the weight I’m curling. Is there anything you believe either I’m doing wrong when performing straight bar curls, or maybe is it possible that that style of curling simply is not for me?

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