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2008/05/16 17:57:44 (permalink)
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What the secret to big arms?

can someone please explain to me this secret as i dont have massive arms?
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    shibadybob
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    RE: What the secret to big arms? 2008/05/16 18:13:13 (permalink)
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    Ask Greg Valentino..!!!!!
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    RE: What the secret to big arms? 2008/05/16 18:15:23 (permalink)
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    Forget me!! Sorry!!

    I think you need to focus on building your whole body, a good balanced routine should show gains in all areas
    post edited by shibadybob - 2008/05/16 19:24:22
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    RE: What the secret to big arms? 2008/05/16 19:00:12 (permalink)
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    train, rest, eat

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    get shreded. 16st 7lbs-15st 7lbs 6ft, to 14st 9lbs (Feb 2011)
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    RE: What the secret to big arms? 2008/05/16 20:48:14 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: beefycol

    train, rest, eat


    then train some more, eat some more,sleep some more and repeat
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    RE: What the secret to big arms? 2008/05/16 21:08:08 (permalink)
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    Heavy compounds in the main , Isolations to a minimum ..neccesary isolations only, diet in calorie excess, plenty of rest.....lather , rinse and repeat.

    I'll discourage you from picking up the latest edition of flex or musclemag and using their "8 weeks to freakish guns" routines as unless your a genetic elite and/or on gear you may find yourself dissapointed.

    Plenty of good , sound routines on here. Consitency is key in everything from workout structure/regime to rest, diet and nutrition.

    Pick a routine, implement it...then monitor and adjust accordingly.
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    RE: What the secret to big arms? 2008/05/16 21:19:56 (permalink)
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    can someone please explain to me this secret as i dont have massive arms?


    20 x Rep Squat routine - big arms come with an overall mass gain.

    Nothing is worth more than this day...
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    RE: What the secret to big arms? 2008/05/16 21:24:17 (permalink)
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    There are no secrets, stop searching for them.

    Consistency

    Dedication

    Hard work

    Nothing secret at all about that.
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    RE: What the secret to big arms? 2008/05/16 22:21:34 (permalink)
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    Genetics.

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    RE: What the secret to big arms? 2008/05/16 22:28:28 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: scruffy


    ORIGINAL: beefycol

    train, rest, eat


    then train some more, eat some more,sleep some more and repeat


    yep lol, just keep at it, youl get there

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    RE: What the secret to big arms? 2008/05/17 13:29:47 (permalink)
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    I started weight lifting when i was 15 years old. Unfortunately at that time I didn't know any better and all I literally did was work on my arms. My biceps THEN and up until the age of 18/19 were a lot bigger than they are right now at the age of 24. I really want them back badly.

    Currently on a 20-rep squat routine and don't bother working my arms seperately.

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    RE: What the secret to big arms? 2008/05/17 15:49:03 (permalink)
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    You rip the fibres with heavy weight, low reps (CG Bench or Dips, BB Curl). Then you wear the fibres down with less weight, higher reps. Total volume is quite high and you work more on triceps than biceps. Good diet, plenty of sleep. But you do this with all body parts for best gains IMO. Simple.

    MM
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    RE: What the secret to big arms? 2008/05/17 15:50:10 (permalink)
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    i wish there was a secret
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    RE: What the secret to big arms? 2008/05/17 16:21:13 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Mad Manic

    You rip the fibres with heavy weight, low reps (CG Bench or Dips, BB Curl). Then you wear the fibres down with less weight, higher reps. Total volume is quite high and you work more on triceps than biceps. Good diet, plenty of sleep. But you do this with all body parts for best gains IMO. Simple.

    MM



    why does total volume have to be quite high ?
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    RE: What the secret to big arms? 2008/05/17 17:02:51 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: b5l4ll

    I started weight lifting when i was 15 years old. Unfortunately at that time I didn't know any better and all I literally did was work on my arms. My biceps THEN and up until the age of 18/19 were a lot bigger than they are right now at the age of 24. I really want them back badly.

    Currently on a 20-rep squat routine and don't bother working my arms seperately.




    Makes sense..


    Why, if you want your big arms back so badly would you not even train them directly. The best way to get huge arms despite what some people may say is by training them directly. Don't get me wrong, you can still create big arms with no direct work at all, just look at power lifters, but you don't see any pro bodybuilders who don't train there arms directly. To grow your arms to their maximum potential, direct work is needed.

    Body Weight - 83kg 
    Bench - 145kg
    Squat - 190kg
    Clean & Jerk - 129kg
    Snatch - 98kg  
     
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    RE: What the secret to big arms? 2008/05/17 17:24:40 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: jack5r

    To grow your arms to their maximum potential, direct work is needed.


    is this universal for all trainers?
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    RE: What the secret to big arms? 2008/05/17 17:28:12 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Keyboard Hero
    is this universal for all trainers?

    Yes I would say so, never heard of a case of a guy whose arms didn't improve from doing no direct work to doing some.

    MM
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    RE: What the secret to big arms? 2008/05/17 17:29:15 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: scruffy
    why does total volume have to be quite high ?

    To wear down the fibres as much as possible.

    MM
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    RE: What the secret to big arms? 2008/05/18 18:36:42 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Mad Manic

    ORIGINAL: scruffy
    why does total volume have to be quite high ?

    To wear down the fibres as much as possible.

    MM


    does not have to be high volume for that to take place at all. menzter and dorians training was never high volume at times...
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    RE: What the secret to big arms? 2008/05/19 01:16:48 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: scruffy
    does not have to be high volume for that to take place at all. menzter and dorians training was never high volume at times...

    But trainers at this level cannot generate the intensity that Dorian can to make his HIT techniques work with the weights he can, remember the weight/volume a person shifts is not linear with pain threshold/physical intensity. So Dorian's 'going to failure' (and beyond) will be a lot more effective in ripping and wearing down the fibres than Mr 14" guns 'going to failure' will be. That's why higher volume approaches tend to work better, whilst low volume approaches don't. Basically you either do highish volume or if you shift tons of weight and have a high pain/physical intensity threshold then less volume is needed, then again with the weights shifted and going to failure and beyond the volume will never be that 'low' per se.

    MM
    post edited by Mad Manic - 2008/05/19 01:18:03
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