hi guys, im a newbie, been training for like 2-3 months and have seen some results, however I'm just wondering, my upper arms look so small from the front (cause I have my really wide body). what kind of exercise should I do to help them get wider so they will be well balanced? thanks
01-24-2007, 12:37 PM #1
how to get wide arms?? anyone know??
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01-24-2007, 02:04 PM #7
I hope that you are asking HOW to get big arms and not asking why you don't have big arms, espcially with such little time under training.
Much of the appearance of the arm while standing normally, comes from the side muscles(like lats), and the triceps. It takes a lot of mass on your biceps before they become noticeable. So for immidate shirt streching, go for the traps and lats.
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01-24-2007, 04:15 PM #9
Don't over emphasize certain bodyparts. That makes you look ridiculous after a year of training because you failed to bring up any other bodyparts. Try and do mostly compound movements since they incoorporate the most musclegroups and give the best balanced physique (in my opinion that is, results of that theory is in my avatar).Viking
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when I was younger they just exploded doing hammer curls, I was up to 75lb hammer curls, later I would curl the bench bar with 10 pounds on each side, and to finish static curls standing (hold on palm up at or a little above 90 degrees while curling the other side to full contraction). Recently I have started working my back harder, and my arms exploded even again.... but I think you won't get good shape if it grows only to back exercises, but I wouldn't really know, I had a ton of commens on my "Peakness" (yes it sounds funny) when I was younger so even if they grew rightly or wrongly I wouldn't know... just telling you how I did it.
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marcoardeno, my advice to you is to experiment and see what works for your body type and what suits your goals. Also, remember that a good percentage of your upper arm mass (approx 66%) comes from your triceps, so work these as well as those "gunz" that you want
Good luck !
01-27-2007, 09:33 AM #18
Look at guys with "thick" biceps, you'll see it is the inner head.
Like any bodypart, some things come more easily to some people. Guys with long biceps (no/little gap) easily get think but have trouble with height. Guys with shorter biceps have height but it is harder to get thickness.
One can stick to basics yet make adjustments to hit weak points.
Once again it is not "either/or"...
Thickness can be developed by:
Wide Grip Straight bar curls
Wide grip Straight bar Preacher curls (angled bench, not spider curls)
Incline Dumbbell curls curling the DBs OUT with palms straight up.
Notice, all of those are basic exercises, and can be substituted or added to ANY basic workout.CSCS, ACSM cPT.
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