How To Build Bigger Arms
Are you struggling with getting bigger arms or have you reached a plateau? There is no magic to building up your arms let alone your body. If you keep at it eventually you will get to where you need to be. However, some roads and techniques will get you there faster with bigger gains in less time. Believe it or not there are some very popular arm exercises that do not bring the results you would think they would bring. Also, many builders practice extremely poor pre and post workout routines. Before I show you how to get bigger arms with some key exercises that are sure to get you the results you’re looking for, I will first fill you in on the worst mistakes you can make along with the key practices to getting better results before and after your workout.
Quit The Curls And Extensions
These exercises are for those who already got their arms built up, and are maintaining with isolation exercises that only target specific parts of the arms. The only people doing these other than these types, are either beginners that don’t know any better, or poorly informed trainers and builders. If you want to pass up these guys fast, and make them wonder your secret, stop these exercises immediately.
Overdoing The Arms
Many beginners and even experienced builders looking to get bigger arms fail to realize that arms are very small muscles despite what many think. Be mindful of the exercises you are doing. Realize that if your are bending your arms or holding bars, you are using your arms indirectly to do that exercise which can then be overworking them. You should be working your arms at least two but no more than three times a week. Then let them rest. Remember, muscles grow when in rest mode.
Ignoring Other Muscles
Many people focus solely on the arms and do nothing to keep up with the other parts of the body. This can actually risk injury along with making you look kind of funny. Ever see that guy with a huge chest and legs for arms, but then when you look down all you see are little chicken legs…yeah!!!
Increase The Food Intake
When you eat, your body turns that food into muscle. You want more muscle, you need more food…it’s as simple as that. Rule of thumb is to multiply your body weight by twenty. I am 6’6″ and 250lbs. Therefore, if I wanted to gain more muscle once I’ve reached all I can get with my current diet, I would need to eat 5,000 calories on workout days in order to maintain a larger build. Of course on rest days I you would want to take it easy and eat lighter. Note: if you are not seeing the results you may want to increase the calorie intake by 10% at a time.
Check out my next post Get Bigger Arms Fast where I will reveal the exercises that will trigger those muscles to grow faster and stronger than those wasting hours curling away and getting a fraction of the results.