Develop Massive Arms
A set of massive arm muscles is
a goal of most anyone who’s serious about weight lifting. Massive arm muscles
are a noticeable trademark of anyone who’s dedicated to an effective training
While building these massive
arm muscles is a goal of the majority of lifters, most have several
misconceptions about the proper training required to see maximum results.
In order to properly train for
building massive arm muscles, you must understand that the triceps and biceps
are actually very small muscle groups.
In order to really stimulate the biceps and see gains, you must focus on
basic pulling movements for the back. Triceps will get larger through basic
pressing movements for the shoulders and chest. This challenges thinking beyond
the basic bicep curl and triceps kickback.
Understanding these very basic
principles about the triceps and biceps means that building massive arm muscles
requires very little direct stimulation of these muscles themselves. You will
actually develop bigger arm muscles by focusing on training that builds your
chest and back muscles. This is
contrary to the common myths weight lifters hold about what’s required for
building massive arm muscles.
Don’t completely write off
exercises that specifically target your arms, as you will need to do these as
well in order to truly build massive arm muscles. It’s just important to
remember that focusing all of your efforts on arm exercises will result in
triceps and biceps that are overworked.
Exercises that are effective
for massive arm building include standing dumbbell curls, barbell curls,
close-grip bench presses, and standing cable pushdowns. Doing these until
muscular fatigue using a weight that allows you to keep your form will have you
seeing results progressively. Be sure you are upping your weight every few weeks
so you can challenge your muscles to work harder and grow.
Don’t forget, the most
effective part of a massive arm muscle-building workout is the part where you
aren’t working out at all. Muscle is actually built once the workout ends. This
means you don’t need to (and shouldn’t) work out your arms daily in an effort to
make them bigger. Instead only work them a few times a week (three days is the
max) and spent your “down time” getting plenty of rest and refueling your body
with protein and a lot of hydration. You’ll have massive arm muscles before you