I think it is a common dream of many aspiring bodybuilders to forge massive muscular and intimidating arms. Big arms show power and authority without a word. It shows strength, health, and fortitude when your shirtsleeves are straining to hold back the might that is your muscular appendages. The problem is that many guys don’t know how to work them properly in the gym to grow them bigger.
Plan Your Bodybuilding Exercises First
In another article about bodybuilding exercises we talked about how important it is to try all kinds of exercises and get a feel for what you like, especially when you are new. When it comes to building muscle and building muscle in specific areas, it is important that you make sure to have a plan for your entire body in place first. If your workouts consisted of random exercises every workout, without a real plan behind, it you would certainly get results, but they would most likely be sub optimal. You may tend to work the muscles you “like” the most without working the muscles you need to work more which would result in less muscle growth even in your favorite muscles. What do I mean? I mean if your posterior chain isn’t strong enough, your bicep curl wont go up, because your body will need to stay in balance, so by only focusing on your arms you could actually hinder your progress.
A good workout plan can keep you on track to work your whole body and focus extra time, but not too much on your arms to cause them to grow well. My favorite way to plan for bigger arms right now is to work them outside of the gym. I like this method, because i now have a few weights and a pull up bar at home. I do my regular full body pressing workout in the gym 3 days a week with 1 extra day for back and biceps, and then on top of that i add some pull-ups and push-ups daily to increase the amount of work my chest, lats, bi’s and tri’s are doing. I could change those exercises to daily curls and daily floor triceps extensions if i wanted too also. You could use this method by heading into the gym every day as well, if you have other ideas for the bodybuilding exercises that you want to do.
The More Traditional Approach
The more traditional approach that people take with this is to usually add a beach body day, which was really one of my favorite workouts to do with my workout partners. This is a day that you will come in EXTRA at the end of the week before a couple rest days so as not to interfere with your main workouts too much (Those Big Lifts Are So Important!). This day would be completely focused on looking good with a sleeveless shirt. Here is a good Beach Day workout for you to try:
Do this as an optional addition to a regular full body workout plan, according to the crazy bulk reviews. Do it either every other week until your full workout is done, or 4 weeks straight followed by a week off before you get back to it or tweak it to add something new.
Your muscles need rest to grow. A good rule of thumb is to work each muscle group twice a week. For example, you could alternate your upper and lower body every day or do a full body workout 2 or 3 times a week. Just remember that your muscles need a full day’s rest before the next workout. It’s also a good idea to train all your major muscle groups. When one of them is much more developed or less developed, you can injure yourself.