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    Add an inch to your arms in one day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I lol'ded when I read this....... http://www.squidoo.com/biggerarms
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    oh no, the secrets out!

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    Peary Rader wrote about that many moons ago and Poulquin also had his own take on it, so don't laugh too hard. Supposedly it works as long as you aren't a newbie and if you do it correctly you are supposed to be able to keep about half of it over the long run. The eating is supposed to be crucial to its success. I want to try it some day when I reach advanced levels.
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    eh I dunno how much good doing a workout every hour of one day would be...seems like it would be kind of detrimental after the first 2
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    It's called overcompensation and it has to do with glycogen replacement. It's meant to shock the muscle after it has become stagnant through years of compound exercises. It's not really meant for guys that do arm specialization on a regular basis. It allows a lagging muscle group to catch up with the rest of the body.
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    This is a blatent rip-off of FLEX's "Arm-agendon" program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Songsangnim View Post
    This is a blatent rip-off of FLEX's "Arm-agendon" program.
    And Flex blatantly ripped it off from somebody else
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    And Flex blatantly ripped it off from somebody else
    LOL this is what I was going to say. Flex definitely did not come up with this stuff.

    As Off Road said, it's been around for quite some time, it's just never been popularized much because of the practacality aspect of doing a training session this long. Most people don't have the endurance for something like that.

    Is it going to add an instant inch onto your arms? Well obviously there is going to be a pretty wide variance within people's results. Some will get the inch, some less. It's also not the kind of thing you can do every week and see results.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    And Flex blatantly ripped it off from somebody else


    Yep. Robert Kennedy...who probably got it from someone else.

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    I can see how that would work if used extremely sparingly..
    ain't nuttin but a peanut.

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    I read the Polquin version of this article some years back, its basically pumping the crap out of your arms then super compensating with glycogen so your arms will inflate and "re-up" with glycogen and you can gain an inch technically but dont workout for two days you will drop below that inch gain
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    That seems completely insane. Reminds me a bit of what Arthur Jones would do when in the early stages of promoting his Nautilus line of equipment. Have well-known bodybuilder/lifter come in. Have him do a circuit session right away. Have him not train at all for a few days. Have him retest on same movements, watch him be amazed at how much bigger and stronger he was.
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    haha that's pretty amusing but i appreciate the principle. Might give it a try on a bulk, take a day off work and park my ass in the gym all day lol.
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    so since it's glycogen and not muscle that's being added to your arms, it's essentially like dead weight? solely for aesthetic value?
    how much weight would you gain overnight doing this, a pound or two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dgro View Post
    how much weight would you gain overnight doing this, a pound or two?
    A pound or two? On your arms? We are only talking an inch here, on a pretty small muscle group.
    And the gains don't happen over night. It's over three days I believe.
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    but it's essentially dead weight, right? that's what i'm wondering

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    Could this explain why I look smaller than 180lb guys but I weigh 230?

    Just wondering if training for strength tends to build denser muscle....
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    Yes. High rep work tends to build up the energy reserves (glycogen) in the muscle and gives it that "fluffy" look. Low rep work tends to build the actual muscle tissue. Of course there is overlap and that's a simplistic view of things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4g64fiero View Post
    Could this explain why I look smaller than 180lb guys but I weigh 230?

    Just wondering if training for strength tends to build denser muscle....
    You're 50 lbs heavier than guys who look bigger than you? Ya sure it's not a little bit in your head? I don't think you're giving yourself enough credit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4g64fiero View Post
    Could this explain why I look smaller than 180lb guys but I weigh 230?

    Just wondering if training for strength tends to build denser muscle....
    You could look smaller because you have more bodyfat. Lower bodyfat percentages make you appear bigger.

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    I've heard of guys saying this actually worked for them. They said part of it was swelling though, and that when it was all said and done it was more like a 1/2 inch gain.

    Still, thats pretty damn crazy.


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    ^^^meh.

    If its only around 1/2 an inch, part of thats swelling, and you lose some more over the rest of the 4 days you cant train, then it sounds like 3 steps forward 4 steps back to me.

    I could see it working if you were on alot of gear and ate alot but also really knew what your were doing with said diet and gear. That looks like some Arnold advanced routine ****.

    For the rest of us mere mortals, I deem it useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4g64fiero View Post
    ^^^meh.

    If its only around 1/2 an inch, part of thats swelling, and you lose some more over the rest of the 4 days you cant train, then it sounds like 3 steps forward 4 steps back to me.

    I could see it working if you were on alot of gear and ate alot but also really knew what your were doing with said diet and gear. That looks like some Arnold advanced routine ****.

    For the rest of us mere mortals, I deem it useless.


    Agreed. It looks like a lot of work for a temporary improvement (most of which you lose)...when you could get the same results just by specializing on the arms a bit more and keep those gains.
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