Building bigger arms is most every bodybuilder's goal. With most other body parts the bodybuilder would blast away at the muscle with extra heavy weights and get results. I've personally improved my back this way. However, the arms are very different. They require a strategy in order to see growth. Today I want to discuss 3 fundamentals for building bigger arms that you can employ in the gym to see fantastic results.
Use the Correct Angle
Your biceps and triceps are made up of multiple muscles. Hitting these muscles from various angles is the only way to insure that they will grow. Most people make the mistake of doing the exact same exercises over and over. They wonder why the are not getting any results. Do your research and find out what exercises target which part of your arms.If you make sure to hit your arms from every angle possible you will see impressive growth numbers. How do you manage to hit the arms from different angles? Simple–use different benches.
Let's say you are doing French Presses for your triceps. You can do this lying or standing. If you do them lying on a flat bench, switch things up and do them on an incline bench. You could also use an incline bench as well. This will change up the angle and keep your triceps guessing. TIP: Change the angle each workout and your muscles will continually have to guess at what is going on.
Get a Good Pump
Getting a pump feels good, but it also enhances the stretch on the muscles. This causes the arms to grow by bringing all the nutrients and oxygen necessary for growth straight to the front lines. One suggestion is to do a blast workout and a pump workout. I train my arms 3 times a week. Twice I use light weights and go for a pump and the third time I use heavy weights and blast my arms hard with a lot of sets.
Use a Wide Range of Rep Ranges
Just as it is important to hit your arms from different angles, it is important to push your arms to their limit from time to time. One way to accomplish this is to vary your repetition range. By hitting them with lower reps and heavier weights you stimulate the fast twitch fibers. By hitting them with higher reps and lower weights you stimulate the slow twitch fibers. This gives you a complete assault on your arms that will spur them on to more growth.