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If you want to get bigger arms fast so that you can fill your shirt sleeves, you’ve come to the right place. In this video, I am going to show you how to build big arms with 5 steps to bigger arms in 30 days. While you might think there is nothing to do but to train your biceps and triceps, it’s not always a matter of what you do to train them, but more importantly how you train them.
When it comes to filling out your shirt sleeves, it is important to note that you are looking to build overall size, which includes biceps height and triceps thickness. Not only that, but you have to train the brachialis which is often neglected when it comes overall arm development – something that cannot be overlooked. But as we know, it’s not just the fact that we are going to train these muscles that will make difference, but how we will train them in order to get the arms to fill those sleeves.
The first concept to cover for arm training that will ensure growth is understanding the concept of going to and through failure. We know how important training to failure is when it comes to building new muscle so it makes sense that this training style should be included in our arm training when it comes to wanting to build big arms fast. But when we have the opportunity to continue past failure, then that is something we should take advantage of in order to elicit more growth.
How do we take our sets to and through failure? Well, it’s easy to introduce techniques such as drop sets and mechanical drop sets. You can easily go about this by following a simple “run-the-rack” with bicep curls (starting at one end of the rack, curling until failure, then grabbing the next lightest dumbbells and continuing in the same fashion until you get to the last pair of dumbbells). Or even a “run-the-stack” for triceps pushdowns (following the same concept, but lowering the weight on the stack instead of lowering the weight on the dumbbells). You can also introduce mechanical drop sets like I’ve shown in the Sore in Six Minutes series.
To grow big arms, you need not shy away from eccentric overload. Making sure to incur eccentric muscle damage in our training will always be one of the keys to muscle growth. As we know, eccentric overload is one of the three main drivers of hypertrophy, so it is important to take advantage of this method’s ability to build muscle. Some great exercises that you can easily and safely incorporate this into are the lying triceps extension and the incline curl. When it comes time to reach failure, the weight can easily and safely be dropped to the floor. A good thing to note is that the eccentric lowering of the weight should take about 3 seconds to complete.
When it comes to eccentric overload training, you might find soreness to be a limiting factor, so it is important to structure your workout split properly so that you have ample time to recover between training sessions.
Now, if you want to build big arms that will fill out your shirt sleeves, you need to work on the width of your arms as well. The best way to build that width is to focus on the brachialis and give it some dedicated training like you would any other muscle. In order to target the brachialis preferentially, you will want to include exercises such as the hammer curl and the cross body hammer curl. Now, one of the added benefits of training the brachialis is not just arm width, but biceps peak height. Attacking this muscle is a surefire way to help increase the size of your arms to fill your shirt sleeves.
Something that I don’t think gets enough attention is bodyweight triceps exercises and by giving some additional focus here, you will be able to grow bigger arms faster. The point of adding in the bodyweight triceps exercises is that it allows for some additional direct volume that, since there is no eccentric overload, won’t effect recovery. Taking a more metabolic approach with these exercises will keep your body rested, recovered, and ready for more work.
When it comes to building any muscle, we know that developing mind muscle connection is important and will be key to growing any muscle group, especially one that you are having trouble building right now. By adding in flex sets, you will be able to develop this connection over time to create better muscle growth and bigger biceps and bigger triceps.
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