At present I currently do my sets/reps as follows:-
x4 sets of x8 reps (I hope I've got that the right way around?)
I'm looking to increase my bicep size as I seem to have hit a bit of a plateau so am wondering whether it would be better for me to increase my lift weight but lower the number of reps I do? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
If you want to increase your biceps further, you'll have to gain size EVERYWHERE. Your body doesn't like to grow out of proportion. Start squatting, deadlifting, and eating a liittle more, that should spark some new growth in the gunz.
In general a great way for most people to gain size in a particular area is to get stronger on a big compound movement that hits the area in the 5-20 rep range. Then do a few sets of an isolation exercise for the area basically just to pump some blood into the area (don't worry about the poundage on these, just try to feel it in the target area). Many people do a ton of isolation work, but don't really put the time and effort in to drive up the poundage on the main lifts.
Off Road and Sean S are both right. Get stronger at the bigger lifts, eat lots, and you'll grow.
Everyone is correct. To gain size in your arms you have to gain it all over. Until your intermediate to advanced don't be concerned with a whole lot of specific work.
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+1 The most important thing is getting bigger/stronger everywhere, and that depends on the main lifts. You can also do some isolation like curls (at the end of the workout) for the pump.If you want to increase your biceps further, you'll have to gain size EVERYWHERE. Your body doesn't like to grow out of proportion. Start squatting, deadlifting, and eating a liittle more, that should spark some new growth in the gunz.