Massive Biceps

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    Jun 15, 2007 1:40 PM GMT
    Hey, im wanting huge guns. is there anything out there i can take, like a supplement or something. im trying to bulk up and want really massive biceps/triceps. What do all the college football players take, to get huge bodz.
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    Jun 15, 2007 2:21 PM GMT
    hey mate... it's not so much what you can ingest to help with the gains, but focus on your technique. i have a similar body type to yours and i've found thru experience that heavier weights at lower reps make for the quickest results. try preachers curl at 25 to 27.5 kg's (sorry, im from australia, it's all metric weight here!) and also individual bicep curls from either cable or sitting upright, again, heavy weights, low reps. hell- if you only manage 3 reps at 20 kg per arm, it's better than burning up all your energy over 15 reps at 8 kg! these pics of me are after 3 weeks of returning to the gym after more than a year.
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    Jun 16, 2007 1:49 AM GMT
    You have to lift weights. And take time. One thing that helps is developing your upper back and shoulders. Your brain/nervous system will not allow you to easily lift more weight than it feels your frame can support. Consequently, to continue adding weight onto your bicep exercises, you also have to develop the supporting muscles. I was stuck for a long time at one weight until someone told me to start working on my upper back, and suddenly (well within a month) I was progressing again. If you feel like you have a mental block on doing curls, even though you don't feel a burn in your bicep, but just have an overwhelming feeling that it's impossible to do another, that may be what's limiting you. Keep in mind that I had started at 25 lb curls, so were' no talking a lot of weight, but I was able to go from that to 40 lbs in a few months.
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    Jun 16, 2007 1:54 AM GMT
    Well, college football players do one of two things to get huge

    1) Eat a generally ridiculous amount of food. Seriously, if you've ever seen it happen, you know what I mean. 2000 calories are a bedtime snack for some of these guys.

    2) Either suppliment themselves with legal or illegal 'performance enhancing drugs'

    There isn't a pill you can take that is going to only bulk up your arms. You could take creatine, but the water weight you'd put on would probably leave you looking not as lean.

    I'd suggest doing alot of exercises that focus on:
    1) working the muscles to their failure point
    2) concentrating on the eccentric motion in your curls (the 'down' motion in a bicep curl).

    I've found that doing excercises like 21's and eccentric 4-second holds are a great way to inject some growth into your arms.
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    Jun 19, 2007 11:50 PM GMT
    Don't neglect your triceps. You'll need to work them for balance. Otherwise you won't be able to straighten out your arms. I do supersets - a set of tris immediately followed by a set of bis - or triples of tri/bi/tri. Swimming uses tris more than bis so you could reverse the order. I also do a program of strength for 6 weeks (3x10-12 reps) then 6 weeks of power (4x4-8) then 6 weeks of speed (4x10-15).
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    Jun 20, 2007 2:05 AM GMT
    The ability to build very large arms is limited by genetics. It's not possible to tell from your photo whether or not you have the long muscle bellies and overall muscle length to build extremely big arms.

    If you will put up a flexing shot so we can see the length and shape of your biceps as they are now, we can make an educated guess as to your potential.

    This is not to say that you can't have GOOD arms regardless. And "huge guns" means different things to different people. But if you mean 19" - 21" arms - that's a combination of hard work, supplementation, and gifted genetics.
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    Jul 02, 2007 2:23 AM GMT
    Def important to work both triceps and biceps to increase the size of your arms. With time and sweat you will see a difference. Really the goal should be to just be "in shape" your arms will come along but no one will notice because they will be looking at the total "package".
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    Dec 01, 2008 7:26 AM GMT
    I am a massage therapist, and I have a couple suggestions. Mostly, I agree with building the compensatory muscles, but genetics plays a huge role in muscle mass. Your muscles will only grow as big as your body has been predisposed. You also really should be stretching your muscles as well as feeding and taking care of them. Nutrients and massage play a big role in exercise.

    I hope all of this helps.
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    Dec 01, 2008 7:35 AM GMT
    Let's get real here.

    Work the triceps (2/3) of the arm. Do angonistic / antagonistic.

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    and...for the really big arms...DOH!
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    Oops, I told the truth again....

    Bodybuilding is about comestics, just like Hooters is about tit implants.

    Reality is what it is.
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    Dec 01, 2008 7:38 AM GMT
    Footballs players are working out everyday. .Are you willing to do that?
    Working your legs hard will cause the rest of you to expload. Its how 140 lbs 18 y.o. marine recruits gain 40 lbs in 3 months..i saw it happen over and over when i worked for the military. read this

    http://www.wannabebig.com/printarticle.php?articleid=21
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    Dec 01, 2008 7:44 AM GMT
    When I train for a show

    I do morning intervals.
    I do mid-afternoon resistance training.
    I do evening intervals.
    I walk the lake.

    He needs to eat, first. He claims 6'2", and 165. Clearly, he won't make any gains until he get his calories up and starts gaining weight. He need CALORIES.

    You have to plan for success, and build a sound foundation, first.
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    Dec 01, 2008 7:55 AM GMT
    chuckystud3 saidWhen I train for a show

    I do morning intervals.
    I do mid-afternoon resistance training.
    I do evening intervals.
    I walk the lake.

    He needs to eat, first. He claims 6'2", and 165. Clearly, he won't make any gains until he get his calories up and starts gaining weight.

    You have to plan for success, and build a sound foundation, first.


    i agree build a sound foundation then work on it. i've been working on it for two years, i'm seeing some results but not to where im satisfied. i don't think i'll ever stop - but its not like in an "un-healthy" way.
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    Dec 01, 2008 7:58 AM GMT
    Well to get "massive" biceps it's really about the neglected triceps there 60% of your arm mass anyway, so work them out in diffrent angles and hardicon_cool.gif
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    Dec 01, 2008 3:23 PM GMT
    Lets not forget Brachialis. It is deep to biceps and is the powerhouse muscle of the anterior arm.

    Yes, Tri-ceps is the largest of the upper arm muscle, but it can be over worked and injured easily because of it's 3 heads and unstable attachments. Isolate brachialis and bulk it up for more uniform anterior arms.

    Deltoid also plays a huge roll in upper arm mass and strength. It does all actions of the arm except adduction(bringing the arm close to the side of the body).

    Then you have a coracobrachialis on top of that. It's very important to know and understand all the muscle and their actions in order to work them appropriately and get the most mass from the least workout.

    Remember also to drink plenty of fluids as you are building muscle mass. If the muscles become dehydrated, they can injure easily as well.