I love training arms. Always have, always will. I make no apologies for it. It was Arnold and his massive biceps that got me into fitness and there’s no turning back now. Arm-Blasting Workouts – A Beginner’s Guide!
Some fitness experts downplay the importance of impressive arms. Not surprisingly, these experts’ upper arm development usually resembles Steven Tyler’s, often with the man boobs to match. This article hopes to buck that trend and give you a program that’s guaranteed to add quality size to your arms.
As an arm-training geek I’ve trained guns many different ways, but the method outlined here was relatively new to me. This made it a lot more fun, in addition to helping me break past an arm growth plateau that I’d been stuck in for a long time. To top if off, it wasn’t even time intensive! Arm-Blasting Workouts – A Beginner’s Guide!
Time to Grow
Dave Tate endorsed timed sets a while ago and I’d experimented with them in the past, but I’ve never jumped in with both feet and trained that way for an entire mesocycle…that is, until this program came along.
I followed this routine for 12 weeks and finally broke the 18-inch arm barrier. Yes, they were pumped as hell, and yes, it was right at the end of the workout, but that measurement was a long time coming. And at a moderately lean 210 pounds, I’d say18-inch arms is pretty decent. Not surprisingly, I still wish they were bigger (did I mention I like big arms?) so I intend on returning to this program after peaking for a powerlifting meet.
The plan is simple. Pick one day a week and just train arms. The catch is, for most of the exercises, perform the set for time instead of reps.