Five Tips for Big Arms
One of the primary goals for most of the people (especially men) who workout regularly is to develop bigger arms. A good question would be how easy it is to achieve that and how much time do we need for that. Before I get into a detailed analysis on how to optimize arms growth, you must keep in mind that training all of your body parts equally is crucial in order to grow your muscular system symmetrically.
1) Workout Frequency
I would suggest training your arms no more than twice a week. A resting period of two or three days is required between the workouts. Many bodybuilders like to adopt the one workout per week schedule from time to time. Meaning they train each body-part once a week. Following such a workout routine is optimal for gaining mass as long as you make sure that you have all the week days available. The reason is that since you will train just one body-part you must workout five days per week in order to cover all body-parts (Chest, Back, Shoulders, Arms, Legs).
2) Super-sets for Bigger Arms
Super-sets is by far the number one training method for growing big arms. It is actually a combination of biceps and triceps workout. Its purpose is to allow the opposite muscle areas (biceps, triceps) to interact. Directly after completing a biceps exercise you alter to the triceps exercise without allowing yourself to rest. That way you train your arm as a whole and you obtain maximum intensity at the same time for both muscle areas.
3) Work on your Triceps for Bigger Arms
Believing that arms training means only biceps training is one of the most common mistakes. The truth is that the triceps muscle covers almost the 65% of the arm. So if you wish to grow bigger arms, focusing on your triceps proper development is the right way to do it.
A general rule in muscle development is proper nutrition and supplementation. Ensuring that you intake the right amount of proteins, carbs and fats is the safest way towards muscle growth.
5) Monitor your Progress
Every training program, every training routine and every goal you set, needs to be evaluated frequently. This means measuring your arms and writing down the results frequently allows you to adjust your workout routine and your nutrition plan.
As a conclusion, we might say that in order to grow the arms you were always dreaming of you need to be patient, persistent and you must also understand that hard work in the gym is required.