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arms the lagging body part

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2003/12/02 17:25:14 (permalink)

arms the lagging body part

I'm finishing 8th week of frankies 5*5, my lifts gone up and its going well. althou i havent added much size, actually i cant really tell, but i am gettin lots stronger. i really have a big problem with my arms, they are lot smaller than my chest, and my shoulders, it almost looks funny to me. I have wide shoulders, good chest, but the arms are lagging. I'm doing deads, dumbells rows, and barbell curls at 5*5, and training chest and shoulders, and do two sets of weighted dips at 5*5. should i add anything else towards the routine to help my arm growth or should i stick with it till the rest of the routine and the next 12 weeks and see how that goes. I am eating enough, i actually cut out my diet cause i was gettin way too fat, i'm tryin to eat more healthy and not so much. need help, really frustrated. I must be a hard gainer. Always was a small kid....help me get big
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    miker
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    RE: arms the lagging body part 2003/12/02 17:48:09 (permalink)
    i'm 5'10, 185lbs.....my arms 15inches.
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    RE: arms the lagging body part 2003/12/02 17:58:49 (permalink)
    Miker:

    Your arms will always maintain a certain proportion to the rest of your body according to your genetics. The best way to increase the size of your arms is to increase your overall body size. Here is an excellent thread about increasing the size of your arms:

    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=45721

    8 weeks is far too little time for the natural trainer to see any measureable muscle growth or to fairly evaluate a routine. You need to look at results over 6 month time horizons.

    As you and I have discussed before, your impatience is really going to hold you back my friend. Constantly changing your routine and jumping to the next big thing is going to lead you to suboptimal gains. Make a commitment to something, train harder that you thought possible, and eat big. You will get big.
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    RE: arms the lagging body part 2003/12/02 20:27:53 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by miker

    i'm 5'10, 185lbs.....my arms 15inches.



    hey, your the same size as me, i don't know about the arm size cause i've never measured but i'm your weight and height.
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    RE: arms the lagging body part 2003/12/03 06:09:37 (permalink)
    I'm like 5'10 around 172lbs... Arms are 13.5 and 13.... straight out unflexed. Is that the way you guys are measuring or are you giving your flexed measurements? Makes me feel small heh... And my arms seem like they are in proportion.

    Now on topic, I agree. Why are you worrying about size after 8 weeks? Train 2 full cycles, 12 weeks each with a 1 week break in between on 5x5 and then take your measurements after. If your diet was good, you WILL gain good mass. In my first 3 months I was quite satisfied. And now I'm on my second 3 month cycle. It's good... Simple... And it works great for both mass and strength, what more could you ask for?
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    RE: arms the lagging body part 2003/12/03 15:07:29 (permalink)
    Sounds like you should start by eating more high quality food - lots of protein (at least 250g protein per day based on your weight) and complex carbohydrate in your daytime meals. Lower carb levels for any food you have in the evening (except your post workout meal). Without a good intake of the right food the best routines in the world become mostly ineffective for gaining mass at any sensible rate. EAT.....
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