You’ve decided to transform yourself into a modern day Hercules. You are instituting a full body regimen, but there’s a problem. Your arms aren’t getting any bigger. You’re frustrated because you want arms that look like steel coils. There are various arm exercises, but let’s concentrate on some common mistakes that may be holding you back
5 Reasons Your Arms Aren’t Getting Bigger: My Biceps are the Biggest Muscles in My Arms
Seldom right and wrong again. The triceps are the largest muscle in the upper arm, accounting for about 66% of the muscle. If you just work the biceps you’ll be excluding most of the arm’s muscle. There’s also the idea of opposing muscle groups. Exercising opposing muscles in the same workout complements the muscle pair. Complementing muscles means that the muscles respond better by becoming stronger and bigger. The biceps and the triceps are opposing muscles.
5 Reasons Your Arms Aren’t Getting Bigger: I Work My Arms Every Day
Yeah! You go Popeye. Unfortunately this is a totally self defeating strategy. Muscle is living tissue. When you work out, you are tearing the tissue down. When the tissue rebuilds, it comes back stronger. Your everyday workouts are robbing your arm muscles of their rebuilding time. Give them at least 48 hours off. This will still allow you to work those triceps and biceps three times a week if you so desire.
5 Reasons Your Arms Aren’t Getting Bigger: I Use the Maximum Weight That Won’t Tear My Arms Out of My Sockets
You’re the Terminator! Here’s the problem. If you pick up a book and read the last page your brain can’t tell you everything that happened before. The muscles in your arm are the same way. Just because you can do a bicep curl with a really heavy weight doesn’t mean your arm will suddenly blow up and become a Hulkster sized python. You need to put together some sets of arm exercises. These sets are composed of repetitions. Repetitions are key for building those arm muscles. One repetition, even with a really heavy weight, will not provide you with results. In order to do these sets, which are composed of the repetitions, you must use weight that you can control over a sustained period. So how many reps and sets do you need? It depends on the exercise and the limits of your own body, but there’s another important point to make along these same lines.
5 Reasons Your Arms Aren’t Getting Bigger: Proper Form is for Pansies
Awesome! You’re on the way to the gun show. Then you can stop by the hospital. Proper form is all important when exercising your arms. The number of reps and sets is a guide, but doing an exercise improperly just so you can hit the magic number is a disservice to yourself. First, you’re not harnessing the benefit of the exercise, so what’s the point? Second, you can injure yourself, and that will set back your goal of Herculean arms.
5 Reasons Your Arms Aren’t Getting Bigger: I live on beer and potato chips.
Truly the food of the gods… if the gods were pencil armed slackers with guts. The workout is the hard part; don’t blow it in the home stretch. Those arm muscles need building material, just like a house needs bricks. Your bricks are called protein. If your body doesn’t have protein it can’t build up those arm muscles. The good news is that protein is easy to find. It’s in meats, cheeses, nuts, and many other foods. Don’t run out and eat a cow. Your arms don’t need that much protein. A turkey sandwich or some cheese and crackers after your workout will be just fine.
There you have it. Avoid these mistakes and you’ll be a lot closer to building up those arms. Then you can finally wear those muscle shirts in public.