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kingbeef323
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SteelyD wrote:
Professor X wrote:
I see very few people going from 150lbs to 250 over the age of 40 without it including a 50" waist.


Now you stop that.


He said "very few" not "none" :P

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SteelyD
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kingbeef323 wrote:
SteelyD wrote:
Professor X wrote:
I see very few people going from 150lbs to 250 over the age of 40 without it including a 50" waist.


Now you stop that.


He said "very few" not "none" :P


Damn, dude, who does your Photoshopping? Pretty believable....... ;)

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SteelyD wrote:
kingbeef323 wrote:
SteelyD wrote:
Professor X wrote:
I see very few people going from 150lbs to 250 over the age of 40 without it including a 50" waist.


Now you stop that.


He said "very few" not "none" :P


Damn, dude, who does your Photoshopping? Pretty believable....... ;)

Nah, If you look close you can tell it's fake.

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HERES MY SHIT AT 18 @ 220 AND SHRINKING I HAVEN'T LIFTED IN 2 WEEKS. I got TYPE 1 AC shoulder STRAIN BUT I HEARD A POP AND KEPT LIFTING. AT MAX I SWEAR PUMPED THEY WERE 19 I KNOW IM FAT MY BF THAT I GET FROM NECK MINUS BELLY BUTTON IS 25. MY NECK IS 191/2 MY BELLYBUTTON IS 44.
IM 5'9 220 and 22 years old
My MAX BENCH BEFORE THE INJURY WAS 330
or 295x3 or 280x 5 which ever is more
my max mp was 180x5 or 195x 1
i cant lifted for 6 weeks doctors order so

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here 1 more i know im fat

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kingbeef323
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ground control wrote:
SteelyD wrote:
kingbeef323 wrote:
SteelyD wrote:
Professor X wrote:
I see very few people going from 150lbs to 250 over the age of 40 without it including a 50" waist.


Now you stop that.


He said "very few" not "none" :P


Damn, dude, who does your Photoshopping? Pretty believable....... ;)

Nah, If you look close you can tell it's fake.


Look what you've started, Steely.

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vaginalifter420 wrote:
HERES MY SHIT AT 18 @ 220 AND SHRINKING I HAVEN'T LIFTED IN 2 WEEKS. I got TYPE 1 AC shoulder STRAIN BUT I HEARD A POP AND KEPT LIFTING. AT MAX I SWEAR PUMPED THEY WERE 19 I KNOW IM FAT MY BF THAT I GET FROM NECK MINUS BELLY BUTTON IS 25. MY NECK IS 191/2 MY BELLYBUTTON IS 44.
IM 5'9 220 and 22 years old
My MAX BENCH BEFORE THE INJURY WAS 330
or 295x3 or 280x 5 which ever is more
my max mp was 180x5 or 195x 1
i cant lifted for 6 weeks doctors order so


Nice bro, you're almost at 19"...keep it up and you'll be at Professor X's level soon enough.

You got any techniques/tips you'd like to share?

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Proud_Virgin wrote:
vaginalifter420 wrote:
HERES MY SHIT AT 18 @ 220 AND SHRINKING I HAVEN'T LIFTED IN 2 WEEKS. I got TYPE 1 AC shoulder STRAIN BUT I HEARD A POP AND KEPT LIFTING. AT MAX I SWEAR PUMPED THEY WERE 19 I KNOW IM FAT MY BF THAT I GET FROM NECK MINUS BELLY BUTTON IS 25. MY NECK IS 191/2 MY BELLYBUTTON IS 44.
IM 5'9 220 and 22 years old
My MAX BENCH BEFORE THE INJURY WAS 330
or 295x3 or 280x 5 which ever is more
my max mp was 180x5 or 195x 1
i cant lifted for 6 weeks doctors order so


Nice bro, you're almost at 19"...keep it up and you'll be at Professor X's level soon enough.

You got any techniques/tips you'd like to share?

LOL

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spar4tee wrote:
Proud_Virgin wrote:
vaginalifter420 wrote:
HERES MY SHIT AT 18 @ 220 AND SHRINKING I HAVEN'T LIFTED IN 2 WEEKS. I got TYPE 1 AC shoulder STRAIN BUT I HEARD A POP AND KEPT LIFTING. AT MAX I SWEAR PUMPED THEY WERE 19 I KNOW IM FAT MY BF THAT I GET FROM NECK MINUS BELLY BUTTON IS 25. MY NECK IS 191/2 MY BELLYBUTTON IS 44.
IM 5'9 220 and 22 years old
My MAX BENCH BEFORE THE INJURY WAS 330
or 295x3 or 280x 5 which ever is more
my max mp was 180x5 or 195x 1
i cant lifted for 6 weeks doctors order so


Nice bro, you're almost at 19"...keep it up and you'll be at Professor X's level soon enough.

You got any techniques/tips you'd like to share?

LOL


x2

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Gl;itch.e wrote:
Professor X wrote:
americaninsweden wrote:

Why not? I do this occasionally and it feels great, i doubt my arms classify as big but they aren't tiny either. What is your logic behind waiting until you are already big to hold at the peak? About a year ago i saw a guy with ridiculous arms, possibly biggest i have ever seen say the same thing and that was my inspiration. I still need to work mine more though because at 6'5 they just don't want to stand out.



You need to get strong first and just learn how to work that target muscle. That is your main goal. No one has 20" arms but can only curl 40-50lbs. They may stay around that weight NOW focusing way more on the feel of the movement, but what got those arms that big was a shit load of weight and yes, even some controlled cheating.

The average newbs to intermediate will not be able to feel that muscle working and recruit as many muscle fibers while doing it. After you have been training a long time and actually have big muscles, this changes.

More than anything, the last reason is because you have limited time to get huge. That is just a fact. If you aren't pretty damn big by your late 20's and early 30's, you may have to give up on casting large shadows when you walk down the street. That means get in, put that size on and leave refining it for when there is enough there to refine.

I see very few people going from 150lbs to 250 over the age of 40 without it including a 50" waist.

I dont think this an appropriate reason to negate holds and squeezing at peak contraction. You can still chase strength and overall mass AND squeeze and hold peak contractions. Maybe just limit it to your 2nd or 3rd exercise and not the heaviest sets of Barbell Curls for instance. Squeezes and holds can help people get that MMC you need to learn when you are going from beginner to intermediate. I see no reason to not have this as part of your programming early on if size is your goal.



I spend much of my biceps workout holding that peak. I would not recommend that be the focus of someone still working on getting big in the first place. Simply holding a contraction doesn't mean greater mind muscle connection for a newb. They will likely gain better control of that making sure the target muscle group is the main one working during their reps. They also won't be using enough weight to get the most of it.

If a bigger bodybuilder can now go through a workout and KILL their biceps with a 55lbs dumbbell using slower reps and holding that peak, they are still using a weight that most people would have trouble with....even though it may be "moderate" to that weightlifter.

Why would a newb waste time doing this with a 25lbs dumbbell? They won't get the same stimulus and are mostly wasting time until they get that strength up.

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all i can say is eat like a mofo and mp and bench press the military and bench slam the tris after bench i focus on skull crushers
after mp i focus on biceps

i cant press for 6 weeks i can only pull so they been shrinking as i havent hit tris in 3 weeks now. they were 19 i wish i had a picture i was gonna take 1 but figured wtf they wont shrink then i strained my shit
right now i can only curl the ez bar preacher style i put 15 pounds on each side and rep that shit out to failure i know its light but its gotta be better then nothing hopefully they dont shrink more before i heal up

i say heavy once a week with these 5x5
bench 1st
squat second
millatary 3rd
then deadlifts
then ligther 2x a week for both of these
preacher curl 3x8
triceps 3x8

in my opinion your arms could grow more from the compounds as your entire body does
big lifts are needed to get big and imo curls and tri presses only work so much focus on the big 4 and after target arms

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@ professor x dude ur a fuckin monster if thats u in ur photo the black guy i wish i looked like you but with my creamy skin

but damn ur huge and not fatty i have tits and 19inch arms you look like u got the 20s with no fat
that goes to show that a guy who weighs 180 with 17s or 16s has bigger arms then me with my 18s at 220

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bigmac73nh wrote:
spar4tee wrote:
Proud_Virgin wrote:
vaginalifter420 wrote:
HERES MY SHIT AT 18 @ 220 AND SHRINKING I HAVEN'T LIFTED IN 2 WEEKS. I got TYPE 1 AC shoulder STRAIN BUT I HEARD A POP AND KEPT LIFTING. AT MAX I SWEAR PUMPED THEY WERE 19 I KNOW IM FAT MY BF THAT I GET FROM NECK MINUS BELLY BUTTON IS 25. MY NECK IS 191/2 MY BELLYBUTTON IS 44.
IM 5'9 220 and 22 years old
My MAX BENCH BEFORE THE INJURY WAS 330
or 295x3 or 280x 5 which ever is more
my max mp was 180x5 or 195x 1
i cant lifted for 6 weeks doctors order so


Nice bro, you're almost at 19"...keep it up and you'll be at Professor X's level soon enough.

You got any techniques/tips you'd like to share?

LOL


x2


x3

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vaginalifter420 wrote:
@ professor x dude ur a fuckin monster if thats u in ur photo the black guy i wish i looked like you but with my creamy skin

but damn ur huge and not fatty i have tits and 19inch arms you look like u got the 20s with no fat
that goes to show that a guy who weighs 180 with 17s or 16s has bigger arms then me with my 18s at 220



1st on this

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vaginalifter420 wrote:
@ professor x dude ur a fuckin monster if thats u in ur photo the black guy i wish i looked like you but with my creamy skin

but damn ur huge and not fatty i have tits and 19inch arms you look like u got the 20s with no fat
that goes to show that a guy who weighs 180 with 17s or 16s has bigger arms then me with my 18s at 220


LOL "CREAMY SKIN"


Think imma die from laughter right now lol.

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Professor X wrote:
Gl;itch.e wrote:
Professor X wrote:
americaninsweden wrote:

Why not? I do this occasionally and it feels great, i doubt my arms classify as big but they aren't tiny either. What is your logic behind waiting until you are already big to hold at the peak? About a year ago i saw a guy with ridiculous arms, possibly biggest i have ever seen say the same thing and that was my inspiration. I still need to work mine more though because at 6'5 they just don't want to stand out.



You need to get strong first and just learn how to work that target muscle. That is your main goal. No one has 20" arms but can only curl 40-50lbs. They may stay around that weight NOW focusing way more on the feel of the movement, but what got those arms that big was a shit load of weight and yes, even some controlled cheating.

The average newbs to intermediate will not be able to feel that muscle working and recruit as many muscle fibers while doing it. After you have been training a long time and actually have big muscles, this changes.

More than anything, the last reason is because you have limited time to get huge. That is just a fact. If you aren't pretty damn big by your late 20's and early 30's, you may have to give up on casting large shadows when you walk down the street. That means get in, put that size on and leave refining it for when there is enough there to refine.

I see very few people going from 150lbs to 250 over the age of 40 without it including a 50" waist.

I dont think this an appropriate reason to negate holds and squeezing at peak contraction. You can still chase strength and overall mass AND squeeze and hold peak contractions. Maybe just limit it to your 2nd or 3rd exercise and not the heaviest sets of Barbell Curls for instance. Squeezes and holds can help people get that MMC you need to learn when you are going from beginner to intermediate. I see no reason to not have this as part of your programming early on if size is your goal.



I spend much of my biceps workout holding that peak. I would not recommend that be the focus of someone still working on getting big in the first place. Simply holding a contraction doesn't mean greater mind muscle connection for a newb. They will likely gain better control of that making sure the target muscle group is the main one working during their reps. They also won't be using enough weight to get the most of it.

If a bigger bodybuilder can now go through a workout and KILL their biceps with a 55lbs dumbbell using slower reps and holding that peak, they are still using a weight that most people would have trouble with....even though it may be "moderate" to that weightlifter.

Why would a newb waste time doing this with a 25lbs dumbbell? They won't get the same stimulus and are mostly wasting time until they get that strength up.


I agree it shouldnt be the sole focus. But can you agree that theres no harm in using this technique with a final exercise or set to better get in touch with your MMC?

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Gl;itch.e wrote:

I agree it shouldnt be the sole focus. But can you agree that theres no harm in using this technique with a final exercise or set to better get in touch with your MMC?



Honestly, I think people prone to worry about that as straight newbs are the type to also get caught up in tons of other shit they shouldn't be worried about at the moment. The bottom line is, holding a peak contraction with a pink dumbbell is a waste of time. the entire workout should be about feeling that target muscle group, not just the last exercise. If I am training chest and my chest isn't feeling it, I'm doing it wrong...and learning how to fix that is a part of everyone's training.

Does that mean all newbs should avoid holding a peak contraction? Of course not. Some people progress faster and the ones who have it in them to get really big are likely more innately in tune with their bodies to start with. I would think most should work on just getting that size first.

After you build that size and understand what it takes to make those muscles grow, yeah, hold that contraction, improve form and keep going heavier.

A lot of people can't seem to get past step one first.

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Professor X wrote:
Gl;itch.e wrote:

I agree it shouldnt be the sole focus. But can you agree that theres no harm in using this technique with a final exercise or set to better get in touch with your MMC?



Honestly, I think people prone to worry about that as straight newbs are the type to also get caught up in tons of other shit they shouldn't be worried about at the moment. The bottom line is, holding a peak contraction with a pink dumbbell is a waste of time. the entire workout should be about feeling that target muscle group, not just the last exercise. If I am training chest and my chest isn't feeling it, I'm doing it wrong...and learning how to fix that is a part of everyone's training.

Does that mean all newbs should avoid holding a peak contraction? Of course not. Some people progress faster and the ones who have it in them to get really big are likely more innately in tune with their bodies to start with. I would think most should work on just getting that size first.

After you build that size and understand what it takes to make those muscles grow, yeah, hold that contraction, improve form and keep going heavier.

A lot of people can't seem to get past step one first.


Everybody knows that if you hold peak contraction but you don't get exactly 5.0013237734326g of Leucine, you're not going to see any gains.

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Leucine is the biggest key to any great BBer esp arms (sarcasm). I assure you i am not the type that is over analyzing things, I did biceps today and did a few holds and contractions, but my main focus is just getting stronger. Not just in curls but everywhere. I also measured my arms today before lifting and they are about 16 and a half, definitely a reality check.

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ryanbCXG
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Wish i had creamy skin

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yeah my skis real soft and creamy i want my skin but on professorxs hot bod
u know
then id fuck me
but seriously i never took any supps
and the only cardio i do is jerkin to x vids
so since i cant go heavy for 6 weeks
what should i do to retain size and maybe loose fat too
but i want my arms to keep growing

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twiceborn wrote:
@ bwhitwell

I always wondered if fascial planing would do anything to help a short bicep "fill out" more. Probably wouldn't lessen the gap, but who knows?






is there any scientific research to support that this works?

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any tips on achieving this 'creamy skin'...?

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Here's a follow-up to the thread I posted a few days ago. Right arm measured cold this morning at around 0830. The picture is backward since it was in the mirror. In case you can't see it, it reads 20 3/8". Yes, it IS legitimate. After a hard arm workout I'm sure my arms would be pushing 21". I weighed 240 even.

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Pic #2

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