Want to learn this 1 weird trick that ancient Greek sculptors used to TRANSFORM their bodies into pinnacles of perfection?
It's a "guy thing" I know, but everyone appreciates a set of big "guns." Even those guys who don't have them, but secretly want them, roll up the sleeves of their T-shirts to show off their skinny, tattooed pipe-cleaners. Muscular arms are the ultimate sign of maleness.
Even the women bodybuilders are sporting some darn good ones these days. There is something humbling to a guy to see a gal sporting biceps that look better than his.
Maybe they're not bigger than his, but certainly more shapely and muscular.
It is not unfeminine to see a gal with a nicely developed, shapely body. In repose they still look fit and sexy, but when flexed they wow the viewers.
Women have a tougher time developing seemingly "masculine" body areas like shoulders, back and arms, but what they do develop looks great.
When Linda Hamilton trained hard to do "Terminator II" with Arnold, she looked much better (and sexier) than she did in the original "Terminator."
She was really muscular and trim without being big and her arms were nicely developed. Arnold, as usual, looked unearthly.
Because the arms, like the legs, are used every day in whatever we do, the biceps and triceps are often in some semblance of condition before we start working out. As such, they are tougher to tear down to build up.
Bodybuilders of the mid twentieth century, with having the nutritional knowledge we have today, had to work very hard (and smart) to develop their bodies. One theory that arose was called the "Muscle Priority System."
This principle simply meant that the muscle you wanted to breakdown the most and work the hardest, was the first body part you worked.
This assured you that you hadn't tired this muscle doing other work, before you got to working it specifically.
To develop your arms, work them first in your upper body routine. Better yet, have an "arms only" focus day once a week.
They will still get worked when you have your focus days on other muscle groups; chest, shoulders and back; and you will stimulate some great growth.
Here are some of the specialized arm exercises that will blitz those biceps and triceps. Try super-setting your entire workout, so that the biceps get a brief rest while your work the triceps and vice versa.
Standing erect with your back against a wall and using a barbell or easy-curl bar with light to moderate weights, perform seven repetitions of the lower half of a curl (from fully extended to half way contracted, lower arm at ninety degrees from upper).
Immediately perform seven reps of the upper half of the curl, followed by seven reps of a full curl. Perform this as strictly as possible.