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ArchT private msg quote post Address this user
Been working out a lot doing bicep curl, concentration curl but it seems im not getting my results as fast as I wish.
Is there anything wrong I might be doing? Please assist
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nine0seven private msg quote post Address this user
None of us get results as fast as we want unless you hope on the juice. Be patient.
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Rawsteel private msg quote post Address this user
My experience with arms is that most people train them TO MUCH, you know, your biceps are heavily involved in your back exercises, same with triceps (not long head) in chest/oh presses.
In most "BB" and selfmade programs out there the arms usually gets hit twice as much as the bigger muscles (compound exercises + usually as many direct sets as the big muscles get), which is pretty dumb.
So i'm curious, what's your program like?
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My experience with arms is that most people train them TO MUCH, you know, your biceps are heavily involved in your back exercises, same with triceps (not long head) in chest/oh presses.
In most "BB" and selfmade programs out there the arms usually gets hit twice as much as the bigger muscles (compound exercises + usually as many direct sets as the big muscles get), which is pretty dumb.
So i'm curious, what's your program like?


Could agree more with this. I started noticing the most changes when only trained them once a week directly and focused more on the big compound movements like bench press and pull ups.

If you want bigger arms then dont neglect the triceps, they are a lot bigger then biceps and make up a lot more of your arms.
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I've got fairly large arms and I've gone years without doing more then 4 sets of direct arm work every 3 days.

But I can do 8 reps of chin-ups with 90lbs hanging from me and dips for 8 reps with 135lbs hanging from me. I contribute big arms to compound movements. I see so many highschool kids doing 10 different variations of curls (barbell, DB, reverse, preacher, spider, cable, hammer ect), it's all moving the arm in almost the exact same way therefore there is no need for all that crap. Same with legs, legs are my best body part and I just squat a lot of weight and do a couple assesory movements and I'm done. Keep things simple. Focus on getting stronger on your compound lifts and the results will follow.

This is my opinion, everyone has one
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SOLARSUPLEX private msg quote post Address this user
Learned this a while back. I honestly think pull ups and straight bar curls are all that is needed to grow biceps.

Nose breakers and bench for triceps. I do love dips though.
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ArchT private msg quote post Address this user
@rawsteel I wouldnt say Im following any programme perse. But I make sure I do either bicep or concentration curl 4 times a week... Maybe Im a bit impatient as @nine0seven mentioned.
I will keep my patience
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TimmothyGen private msg quote post Address this user
So you are a "armbrah"?
Do you just train arms?
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jonrivs49 private msg quote post Address this user
@ArchT. found you problem "4 times a week" for arms is to much.
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ArchT private msg quote post Address this user
hahaha!! @TimmothyGen I do other parts as well, Im fine with their progress so far...
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@rawsteel I wouldnt say Im following any programme perse. But I make sure I do either bicep or concentration curl 4 times a week...


Jump on a proven program, track your progress and stop hitting your biceps 4 times a week.
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Beans private msg quote post Address this user
FYI, triceps make your arms look bigger than biceps. I'd worry about those more.
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