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    Need some help, want bigger arms

    Ok i've been going to the gym now for about 5 months. And i've put on some decent size in muscle. But my arms haven't gotten as big as I'de like them to be. I've gotten my left kinda close to my right, which has been a problem since I quit bowling. But I want to go bigger, not necessarily looking to be chisled out.

    What exercises could I do to help increase size? I do the bicep curl machine, i do dumbell curls. What else is there?

    Also what exercise works the upper chest by the collar bone? I've been doing dips with the assist thingy and I dont feel it working that area like it says. I've mostly felt it in the triceps. I wanna get more definition there as it just seems awkward looking. Almost like its not ever getting worked.

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    Take a look at the WBB#1 routine. The split includes a day devoted entirely to arms.
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    maybe have a look at Chris Mason's article about adding 1/2 an inch to the arms in a month?
    Last edited by mattburns; 11-11-2004 at 05:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattburns
    maybe have a look at Chris Mason's article about adding 1/2 an inch to the arms in a month?
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    Nearly all of your questions can be easily answered with the use of the lovely search feature. However, I'll walk you through this stuff since you don't feel like looking it up yourself.
    If you want your arms to grow, eat a bunch and sleep enough.
    I think that you should drop all of the curls and just do BB rows and chins.
    You can't isolate your "upper chest," so just doing bench press will target this area fine, because it hits your whole pectoral muscle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenimDemon
    You can't isolate your "upper chest," so just doing bench press will target this area fine, because it hits your whole pectoral muscle.
    Really? Every time I do Incline Bench Press, my chest up near the collar bone feels nice and sore. But when I just do Flat Bench Press, I don't feel sore up there.
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    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixationdarknes
    Really? Every time I do Incline Bench Press, my chest up near the collar bone feels nice and sore. But when I just do Flat Bench Press, I don't feel sore up there.
    Ya... it's called your front deltoids
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    Quote Originally Posted by fixationdarknes
    Really? Every time I do Incline Bench Press, my chest up near the collar bone feels nice and sore. But when I just do Flat Bench Press, I don't feel sore up there.
    LOL, incline benc DOES NOT isolate upper chest, this has been said 1000000000000000000000000 Times on these boards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaN BoObES
    Also what exercise works the upper chest by the collar bone? I've been doing dips with the assist thingy and I dont feel it working that area like it says. I've mostly felt it in the triceps. I wanna get more definition there as it just seems awkward looking. Almost like its not ever getting worked.
    Incline Bench Press. It owns my upper chest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    i just read thru chris' article. Im going to give it a shot. But typically how long does it take to gain size in your arms? Is 1/2 in a month alot? Whats the average?

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    The upper chest myth is still around? Where does this stuff come from?
    Just one guy's opinion.

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    thanks guys for some of that info. Im going to give chris' plan a try at the gym this week see how it goes. Hopefully i wont be to sore.

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    Hammer curls, standing ez bar curls-narrow & wide grip & if you're working your triceps good your arms will get/look bigger. Dips for the chest-elbows away from you; for triceps, keep the elbows in. Try moving to the non assist dipping bar if you have one; keep at it even if you can't get 1 full dip; get used to the balancing etc-work at it & they'll come.

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    Hi, I am new here (just started to get back into lifting after a 4 year lay-off). I know this is probably a dumb question, but could anyone tell me where I can find the Chris Mason's article about adding 1/2 an inch to the arms in a month?

    Thks in advance.

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    he doesnt exactly say how often this routine should be done, so when should it be done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Mason
    This routine should be executed once every fourth day (ex: Monday and then again on Friday)

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    thnx...must have missed that

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    20lbs of weight gain is ~1" on ur biceps

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    who wants to measure there bi's in fat. id dont mean crap unless its solid muscle

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlingMeter
    who wants to measure there bi's in fat. id dont mean crap unless its solid muscle
    good job my arms are like balloons and solid as a rock then

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffgarcia
    20lbs of weight gain is ~1" on ur biceps
    i gained 10 lbs and my arms grew 1"

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    Yea, I've only gained 15lbs and I put 4" (at least) on my arms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titanium_Jim
    Yea, I've only gained 15lbs and I put 4" (at least) on my arms.

    no u didnt, please stop with the lie man. i slammed on 40lbs and put on 2.5" on my arms...... I put on 20lbs this summer 190 to 210 and my arms are still 16.5. of course if u wanna back your claims up with photos?

    and 15lbs on YOUR frame isnt NOTHING

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlingMeter
    no u didnt, please stop with the lie man. i slammed on 40lbs and put on 2.5" on my arms...... I put on 20lbs this summer 190 to 210 and my arms are still 16.5. of course if u wanna back your claims up with photos?

    and 15lbs on YOUR frame isnt NOTHING
    Everyone's different genius. I've shown pics. And that 15lbs took me over a year of HARD training to gain, so don't tell me it "isn't nothing." I used to be incredibly skinny and that 4" or more on my upper arms has taken me 3 years to put on. My arms are not big, but they are a lot bigger than they were. Not everyone can gain 20lbs in 3 months.
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