A few newsletters ago, I had photos of the first Mr. O Larry Scott in his prime and later in life after he decided to see if he could reshape his biceps—higher peak—by removing preacher curls from his arm workout and emphasize “peak-contraction” exercises. Results… [Read more…]
Yesterday I discussed how the first Mr. Olympia Larry Scott reshaped his biceps somewhat from bulbously long and thick to more tweaked and peaked. [Read more…]
Here’s a cool shot from the 1970s of Arnold apparently substitute teaching in Speedos. It’s colorized, something the photographer, the late Gene Mozee, probably wouldn’t approve of, but it does make this version unique… [Read more…]
Here’s a unique shot of Arnold wowing a female reporter. This exemplifies one reason so many of us lift—to roll back our sleeve and flex a massively peaked biceps… [Read more…]
Even fully clothed, Arnold could throw his arm up into a flex and make jaws drop. What a peak! And it was no accident… [Read more…]
Sergio Oliva’s monster mass, wasp waist, and incredible proportions are legendary—and his physique is still shocking, even by today’s over-drugged standards…
In our Zen 3 newsletter, we talked about Arnold’s biceps peak and his full-range workout (POF: standing curls, incline curls, concentration curls).
But Arnold’s secret to eye-popping bi’s: He trained his brachialis muscles directly. Those lengthy muscles snake under the biceps and connect down on the forearm. When the brachialis are beefed up underneath, they push the biceps higher when flexed—sky-high peaks. [Read more…]
Q: I was going through some old IRON MAN magazines to give to my nephew, and saw Jonathan on the cover of the March ‘09 issue. Unbelievable biceps! I couldn’t find an article on his arm training in that issue, though. What arm workout did he use to build those incredible peaked bi’s?
A: Full, peaked biceps are only possible if you have the genetic propensity to build thick, high bi’s. That’s not to say you can’t do it; you’ll never know till you try—and full-range training will bring out your full muscular potential… [Read more…]
One of the most motivating pics we ever saw when it comes to arms is Arnold’s biceps shot on the cover of his best-selling book Education of a Bodybuilder. Holy sky-high bi’s! It doesn’t look real—but it is (no PhotoShop back then).[Read more…]
Q: I have X-traordinary Arms and really appreciate the “in-for-out, out-for-in” rule. My question
A: Yes, switching the order of the exercises in Positions-of-Flexion protocol can positively affect a target-muscle’s development. Biceps is a perfect example.[Read more…]