LOGIN | REGISTER  Unregistered
SEARCH  
   

5 Tips for Bigger Arms Altrincham

It's easy to concentrate on blitzing your biceps, but your triceps are actually the bigger muscles in the upper arm. Focusing on triceps exercises that isolate the muscle, such as dips, narrow-grip bench presses and lying triceps extensions, will lead to bigger gains, so that you fill out your T-shirts in double-quick time.

The Fitness Zone
01733 312595
Wentworth Street
Peterborough

Data Provided by:
Life Fitness
01442 228747
Park Road
Hemel Hempstead

Data Provided by:
Life & Soul Fitness Club
01670 738438
2 Hubb Way Business Centre
Cramlington

Data Provided by:
La Beauty
020 74826497
Highgate Studios
London

Data Provided by:
Dragons Health Club
01522 568755
Witham Park House Witham Park
Lincoln

Data Provided by:
Motorcise
01625 503131
118A Mill Street
Macclesfield

Data Provided by:
Curves
01932 566100
1A London Street
Chertsey

Data Provided by:
Bannatyne Health & Fitness Club
01582 692100
1 Regent Street
Luton

Data Provided by:
Spirit Health & Fitness Club
01865 888444
Holiday Inn Peartree Roundabout
Oxford

Data Provided by:
Results Health Club
01252 811440
Clarence Road
Fleet

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

5 Tips for Bigger Arms

Provided By:

Change your grip
When doing exercises with a barbell or E-Z bar, try gripping with your thumb under the bar rather than wrapped over it. This reduces the role of the forearm in the move and places greater emphasis on the biceps or triceps, forcing these muscles to work far harder for each rep.

Don't ignore your triceps
It's easy to concentrate on blitzing your biceps, but your triceps are actually the bigger muscles in the upper arm. Focusing on triceps exercises that isolate the muscle, such as dips, narrow-grip bench presses and lying triceps extensions, will lead to bigger gains, so that you fill out your T-shirts in double-quick time.

Perform big lifts
Biceps curls are all well and good, but you'll see better results from big compound moves that involve the arms, such as reverse-grip bent-over rows and chin-ups . These exercises require multi-joint movement and allow you to lift heavier weights, and so flood the body with muscle-building hormones, meaning you get bigger and stronger.

Take your time
The golden rule is one second up and three seconds down for every rep. Three times as many muscle fibres are activated during the eccentric - or downward - phase of the exercise, so lowering the weight slowly and under control will work the biceps and triceps far harder. Taking your time also keeps the muscle under tension for longer.

Work to failure, don't do a Ron Burgundy
To build muscle you need to fatigue the arms, forcing them to grow back bigger and stronger. Each set should last around eight reps, at which point you should reach failure. If you feel like you have a few more reps in you, then the weight is too light. Also make sure you 'squeeze' the muscles at the top of every rep to really work them.

Loads of arms workouts and exercises for you to check out here , you'll also plenty more in the magazine too, so subscribe today – we'll give you five issues for £5 .

Read more from Mens Fitness: 5 tips for bigger arms

Company Website | Media Information | Contact Us | Privacy Notice | Subs Info | Dennis Communications | FitBrit

Our Other Websites: The First Post | Auto Express | Custom PC | Evo | IT Pro | IT Pro India | MacUser | Men's Fitness | Micro Mart | PC Pro | bit-tech | Know Your Mobile | Octane | Expert Reviews | Channel Pro | Know Your Cell | Know Your Mobile India | iGizmo | Digital SLR Photography | Den of Geek | The Week | Computer Shopper | Dennis Communications | Magazines | Mobile Phone Deals | Competitions | Health & Fitness | CarBuyer