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    Best exercises to blow up the arms?

    Right now I do alternating seated curls, hammer curls, preacher curls, dips, and tricep extensions.

    Anyone got any more to really work the hell out of the arms and make em big as hell?

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    squats and whole milk

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    concentration curls and tricep kickbacks Those will blow yer arms up all the way dude!
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    "Friends don't let friends do dumbbell kickbacks"
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    Originally posted by Chomsky
    "Friends don't let friends do dumbbell kickbacks"
    lol.
    where did you get this from. i think I read this on someone's signature

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    I don't like single-arm dumbbell movements for mass.

    Biceps: Barbell curls, close-grip chins
    Triceps: Close-grip bench, Overhead DB extensions (two arms, 1 db)

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    Big Calvin will squats make my di-ck bigger?? ... and oh will it make my head bigger cause its too small? and also .. will it make my eyes bigger??? joking apart some people may actually think that squatting alone will make you bigger ... although this is correct what I say to these people is does your current routine involves only squats? Think not so before suggestion the usual squats as a cure for everything think a little about it.....

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    yes squats do make your penis,head and eyes bigger it has been tested.

    squats, squats the more u do the more u grow, the more u grow the more your arms get bigger.

    see i mean if its in a song it has to be tru
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    Originally posted by wannabebeigger


    lol.
    where did you get this from. i think I read this on someone's signature
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    Genetics are the primary determining factor, nothing else. In other words, no matter how you train, what exercises you do, you will not get big arms unless you have a genetic propensity for it. Now, anyone can increase the size of their arms, but to get "huge" arms is only something for the gifted.

    As for exercises, they don't really matter in the sense that one is not intrinsically better than another. The key, as Paul always says, is progression. The lifter should pick the exercises which best suit him/her, not the exercises that best suit others. So, if you find that your biceps respond best to concentration curls, then as you progress in strength, so will your biceps progress in size. For example, one of my best friends has the best set of guns I have ever seen. His favorite biceps exercise is seated alternating dumbbell curls using very strict form. My favorite exercise is standing wide grip barbell curls. Two very different exercises, yet they work optimally for each of us respectively. This friend has huge triceps, yet he does not favor close grip benches or dips (the magazines would have you believe these are "necessary" for maximal triceps development), he likes pressdowns and kickbacks. His triceps smoke those of anyone on this site. Do you see the point?

    One more thing, while squats are a great exercise, this friend does not squat at all and still has the greatest guns I have ever seen.
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    SKULLCRUSHERS.......SKULLCRUSHERS....SKULLCRUSHERS

    BARBELL CURLS.........BARBELL CURLS.........BARBELL CURLS.....

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    squats and deadlifts
    Quit reading this and go SQUAT!


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    Originally posted by Dominator
    squats and deadlifts
    i didnt want to say deadlifts cause thats the underground secret on how to "blow up your arms"no one knows about. damn u! tuttut



    lol

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    BB curls, skull C's and eat like no other!!!!
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    Originally posted by chris mason
    Genetics are the primary determining factor, nothing else. In other words, no matter how you train, what exercises you do, you will not get big arms unless you have a genetic propensity for it. Now, anyone can increase the size of their arms, but to get "huge" arms is only something for the gifted.

    As for exercises, they don't really matter in the sense that one is not intrinsically better than another. The key, as Paul always says, is progression. The lifter should pick the exercises which best suit him/her, not the exercises that best suit others. So, if you find that your biceps respond best to concentration curls, then as you progress in strength, so will your biceps progress in size. For example, one of my best friends has the best set of guns I have ever seen. His favorite biceps exercise is seated alternating dumbbell curls using very strict form. My favorite exercise is standing wide grip barbell curls. Two very different exercises, yet they work optimally for each of us respectively. This friend has huge triceps, yet he does not favor close grip benches or dips (the magazines would have you believe these are "necessary" for maximal triceps development), he likes pressdowns and kickbacks. His triceps smoke those of anyone on this site. Do you see the point?

    One more thing, while squats are a great exercise, this friend does not squat at all and still has the greatest guns I have ever seen.

    Everyone mentioning specific exercises, please read this carefully.

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    Honestly, the way I look at it, it's all variations on either extension or flexion, so what's the difference between pushdowns and skullcrushers, other than personal preference? As long as you do arm flexion to stimulate biceps and extension to stimulate triceps, it all works.
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    dammit chris.. so i'll never have huge arms? =\ that sucks to know haha..

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    hyping a particular exercise seems to be a farvourite way to sell worthless magazines

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    Originally posted by big calvin


    i didnt want to say deadlifts cause thats the underground secret on how to "blow up your arms"no one knows about. damn u! tuttut



    lol
    Well I havenít released to info about Oodgay Orningsmay

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    Originally posted by chris mason
    Genetics are the primary determining factor, nothing else. In other words, no matter how you train, what exercises you do, you will not get big arms unless you have a genetic propensity for it. Now, anyone can increase the size of their arms, but to get "huge" arms is only something for the gifted.

    As for exercises, they don't really matter in the sense that one is not intrinsically better than another. The key, as Paul always says, is progression. The lifter should pick the exercises which best suit him/her, not the exercises that best suit others. So, if you find that your biceps respond best to concentration curls, then as you progress in strength, so will your biceps progress in size. For example, one of my best friends has the best set of guns I have ever seen. His favorite biceps exercise is seated alternating dumbbell curls using very strict form. My favorite exercise is standing wide grip barbell curls. Two very different exercises, yet they work optimally for each of us respectively. This friend has huge triceps, yet he does not favor close grip benches or dips (the magazines would have you believe these are "necessary" for maximal triceps development), he likes pressdowns and kickbacks. His triceps smoke those of anyone on this site. Do you see the point?

    One more thing, while squats are a great exercise, this friend does not squat at all and still has the greatest guns I have ever seen.
    Thanks Chris for the post. Puts things into perspective. It's time to stop doing my alt. db curls.

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    Originally posted by Dominator


    Well I havenít released to info about Oodgay Orningsmay
    noooo!!!! people are learning the secret westside language! now they all know!!

    LOL

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    Originally posted by big calvin


    noooo!!!! people are learning the secret westside language! now they all know!!

    LOL

    * Is banished and punished by the Jedi counsel and stripped of the force for releasing to much information*


    Doh !!!

    Revenge Iíll start my own curl jockey cult !!! :evillaugh

    Ah, ok I going to stop before we get into trouble.


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    lol!!!!!

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    I see exactly what you mean Chris. A guy at my gym has ridiculous arms and he never lifted a dumbbell greater than 40lbs. It simply genetics in his case.

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