Lagging body parts..shoulders and outer biceps

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    Sep 10, 2008 1:07 AM GMT
    No matter what I try, my mid deltoids are lagging big time which frustrates me because my arms look like plain twigs. Same with my outer bi's and tri's.
    How can I shock these muscles? And yes, I do the lateral raises (cables and dumbells), arnold presses, rows...and for the bi's I started doing the cross lateral hammers. Any advice? Thanks!
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    Sep 10, 2008 4:23 PM GMT
    I feel as if I'm in the same rut, I am able to lift heavy using my triceps, but they seem to plateau and no longer increase in volume.

    I'm happy with my chest, yet by comparison, I feel out of proportion.

    Help people!
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    Sep 10, 2008 6:01 PM GMT
    <=== I built my arms by doing push-ups.
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    Sep 10, 2008 10:19 PM GMT
    Both actually...
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    Sep 11, 2008 12:33 AM GMT
    I never noticed my arms increase in size until I began pull up reps...
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    Sep 11, 2008 2:24 PM GMT
    Thanks, it does. My only problem is that I workout at the little gym in my complex. It has some ok equipment but they have no barbells or ez bar or the ez bar attachment for the cable equip. Sigh, whoever design that gym and bought the equipment must be someone who's never been inside a real gym.
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    Sep 11, 2008 3:12 PM GMT
    To make your arms overall look bigger, work more on your triceps more than your biceps. They are a bigger muscle group than the biceps.
    If all you have is dumbbells, you should still be able to do plenty. Pushups and dips are great for triceps. Do pushups with your hands closer together and elbows close to your side. This focuses much more on the triceps. Pullups and chinups are great for biceps, if you have a bar. If you don't, order one online for a door frame in your house. Other than that, just work them out a ton! Do a 6 week cycle of doing your arms 2 - 3 times a week, and do biceps, triceps and forearms all in the same workout. That'll force tons of blood into your arms, which will force them to grow.