• Weightlifting/Bodybuilding Thread V.4 - I wanna look like that guy from Fight Club
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Trying to get some thicker arms. I'm doing a workout Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays. 3 reps (maxing out at ~10) of 3 different exercises. Does that sound reasonable or am I wasting my time?
[QUOTE=garry;36521625]Trying to get some thicker arms. I'm doing a workout Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays. 3 reps (maxing out at ~10) of 3 different exercises. Does that sound reasonable or am I wasting my time?[/QUOTE] are these exercises only targeting your arms?
As long as you eat more healthy, more protein, get a good night's sleep then anything with weight attached to it would benefit your said goal. Now, what kinds of exercise exactly are you doing?
[QUOTE=garry;36521625]Trying to get some thicker arms. I'm doing a workout Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays. 3 reps (maxing out at ~10) of 3 different exercises. Does that sound reasonable or am I wasting my time?[/QUOTE] Yeah I guess if you want to be a bicep warrior. Just go heavy on bicep curls. Do weights that are hard for like 5-6 reps and do 3-4 sets.
[QUOTE=garry;36521625]Trying to get some thicker arms. I'm doing a workout Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays. 3 reps (maxing out at ~10) of 3 different exercises. Does that sound reasonable or am I wasting my time?[/QUOTE] Yo triceps make up most of yo arms. Yo shoukd work out YO triceps. It'l fill dem sexy facepunch and garrysmod shirts you wear :)
Don't neglect your whole body because you only want bigger arms, if your going to the gym you might as well burn an extra 40 to 50 minutes and get a full body workout. Plus triceps>>>biceps get your triceps nice and big and your biceps will look better too anyway.
don't neglect forearms either
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I was told that it's best to focus on a certain muscle group rather than working everything at the same time? Is that bullshit?
That's definitely the most effective way. I do one muscle group per day, with the exclusion of bis and tris. So one day it would be chest, then legs, shoulders, back, and finally arms. Then I'll occasionally finish off with abs.
[QUOTE=garry;36534569]I was told that it's best to focus on a certain muscle group rather than working everything at the same time? Is that bullshit?[/QUOTE] Go read up on rippetoes routine *(Here [url]http://startingstrength.wikia.com/wiki/Starting_Strength_Wiki)*[/url] Honestly if you do those workouts, and maybe add in bicep curls on workout b, and put in some tricep skullcrushers on workout A, and do all the lifts properly, your arms will be shooting up, along with the rest of your body.
[QUOTE=BuDSpOoNce;36534598]That's definitely the most effective way. I do one muscle group per day, with the exclusion of bis and tris. So one day it would be chest, then legs, shoulders, back, and finally arms. Then I'll occasionally finish off with abs.[/QUOTE] Since he's doing it three days a week I would say chest + arms + legs and then shoulders + back, that way he can do A-B-A and B-A-B routines. At least that's what I do.
[QUOTE=garry;36521625]Trying to get some thicker arms. I'm doing a workout Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays. 3 reps (maxing out at ~10) of 3 different exercises. Does that sound reasonable or am I wasting my time?[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=garry;36534569]I was told that it's best to focus on a certain muscle group rather than working everything at the same time? Is that bullshit?[/QUOTE] The best way to maximize arm size is make sure you work both fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscle fibers. You can do this by training your FT fibers with heavy weights and low reps, a combination of your FT and ST fibers with medium weight and reps, and your ST fibers with light weights and high reps. So three different exercises sound reasonable, but change your rep/weight range according to the difficulty of each exercise maybe. Here's a good arm routine example: Incline dumbbell curl - 6 reps Standing dumbbell curl - 12 reps Decline dumbbell curl or Lying dumbbell tricep extensions - 25 reps Perform as a circuit, 2 min rest between circuits, 2-3 sets (circuits). Hope this helps.
I just noticed that if anyone else had posted (albeit most morons would have created a new thread, garry was smart and chose to post in the thread) about getting a bigger arm size and neglecting the rest of their body, everyone would have been like "lol stfu, go lift and get swole"
Doesn't matter who it is, acting like being a curlbro is a good thing is just pathetic.
[QUOTE=garry;36534569]I was told that it's best to focus on a certain muscle group rather than working everything at the same time? Is that bullshit?[/QUOTE] just do SS.
Welcome to facepunch's /fit/, garry. Now, make one of the best decisions of your life and start a proper full body routine and stick to it. Let the gains be with you.
So what's everyone's favourite tricep exercises? I have a full body routine but i feel my arms are lacking. I can do cable push-downs and close-grip bench press but for some reason when i try lying overhead extensions/skullcrushers or kickbacks they feel weird and uncomfortable. Probably just not doing them right i suppose
I do cable push downs and the tricep extension machine, has worked well for me.
[QUOTE=Quidsy the Squidsy;36541106]So what's everyone's favourite tricep exercises? I have a full body routine but i feel my arms are lacking. I can do cable push-downs and close-grip bench press but for some reason when i try lying overhead extensions/skullcrushers or kickbacks they feel weird and uncomfortable. Probably just not doing them right i suppose[/QUOTE] Stick with Close grip bench press with strict form and slow negatives, add dips, and one arm cable (without the grip, just the end of the cable) pull downs with strict slow form. Also some people have pain when doing skull crushers, extensions and kickbacks so it is not uncommon. My personal tricep workout is: -Close grip bench press -weighted dips with last set being a drop set to failure -skull crushers or overhead dumbbell extensions OR -various cable pull downs (v-bar or one arm extensions)
Best way to start lifting is about 4-6 months of SS followed by 4-6 months of Stronglifts or madcows 5x5. Then youll probably know enough about lifting starting a split would be a good way to go.
[QUOTE=schnibbles;36536196]The best way to maximize arm size is make sure you work both fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscle fibers. You can do this by training your FT fibers with heavy weights and low reps, a combination of your FT and ST fibers with medium weight and reps, and your ST fibers with light weights and high reps. So three different exercises sound reasonable, but change your rep/weight range according to the difficulty of each exercise maybe. Here's a good arm routine example: Incline dumbbell curl - 6 reps Standing dumbbell curl - 12 reps Decline dumbbell curl or Lying dumbbell tricep extensions - 25 reps Perform as a circuit, 2 min rest between circuits, 2-3 sets (circuits). Hope this helps.[/QUOTE] hth slow twitch muscle fibers barely hypertrophy at all. Certainly not to any degree a natural is going to see within a few months of training. [editline]29th June 2012[/editline] thats the most retarded routine I've seen. Burning out your CNS for nothing what am i reading
[QUOTE=garry;36534569]I was told that it's best to focus on a certain muscle group rather than working everything at the same time? Is that bullshit?[/QUOTE] OMG GARY IS GOING TO GET AESTHETIC AS FUARK
Seems like he wants to become a curlbro Aslo, don't you hate when you get a cold just before you're about to lift? I'll lift anyway of course.
I am going to start going to the gym next week. Wanting to go for the last 6 months, but to busy due to graduating. I only got time for a bout 3 to 4 times a week tho. Is it any harm if you do Chest+bit of something else on 1 day, and next day do more of something else+legs(just as example) Or should I try only doing 1 group per day.
Try what fits your schedule best. There's no harm no matter what you do unless you get extraordinary pains afterwards
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