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    How long does it typically take to see improvement in arms and chest size??

    I've been at this routine for about 4 weeks. My arms have grown a little, but under 1/4 inch. My chest has grown a little under 1/2 inch. How long does it typically take to see change. I got a buddy who was lifting for about a month and grew almost an inch on the arms.... so am I slow or on pace?
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    You WILL NOT grow much in 4 weeks.

    To increase your arm size you need to put on some bodyweight first, that means overall body weight achieved by hitting the compound movements. Your arms may grow A LITTLE if your starting out, but after that it goes real slow.

    Train hard. Eat well. Sleep loads. Be patient

    Be patient
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    I'd say it takes atleast 2-6 months to see any noticable change after you've started out- as long as you have all the other variables in place.
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    What routine are you using ?

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    If my arms grew 1/4 inch in 4 weeks I would be amazed.

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    this depends on a host of factors - diet, lifting, rest, genetics, experience, etc,etc.

    Progress is good. Keep at it.
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    One thing I learned when I started out, was the old "a watched pot never boils" saying is true.

    Looking in the mirror or grabbing the measuring tape everyday, only results in frustration that can make you lose the proper mental state to keep working out all the time.


    You need to take the attitude that, bodybuilding is not a 'quick fix', but a lifelong 'lifestyle', like a religion. You simply keep working at it regularly. Don't worry about daily growth, don't even think about, just make sure you are doing the right things, and enjoying it. Bodybuilding will do as much for you mentally as it will physically, if you keep the right frame of mind.

    One day you will turn around, and see the results you were looking for, and more.

    I started out at 150 lbs, with 14" arms, many years ago.

    I'm now at 220lbs, with almost 18" arms.

    Just stick with it, even when you think it isn't working.
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    Originally posted by MONOLITH
    One thing I learned when I started out, was the old "a watched pot never boils" saying is true.
    That's a good saying. I'm gonna use that with an impatient friend of mine. I'll site my references of course.
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    Takes people's lunch money MONOLITH's Avatar
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    heh. That's one of those old things like your grandfather would say.

    There's another one about grass growing.
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    Looking in the mirror or grabbing the measuring tape everyday, only results in frustration that can make you lose the proper mental state to keep working out all the time.
    Dammit, don't tell me that, I just bought a tape measure!
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