Arnold foreshadows his future career as an action movie star by flexing while holding a can of whoop ass… [Read more…]
In the last training newsletter, I mentioned how I caught a bug from my granddaughter and missed a week of workouts.
Yes, it sucked. But on the flip-side, I noticed my physique getting bigger and better over the get-well week. It reminded me of the article on adding a half-inch of arm size after only one workout. Let me explain… [Read more…]
Q: I’ve seen the study that showed more triceps growth from overhead extensions [a stretch exercise] compared to pushdowns [contracted-position emphasis]. Do you think it matters whether I do the overheads with a bar, dumbbells, or rope attached to a cable? I want the best version for the most gain. Efficiency of effort. [Read more…]
All guys want big arms—the bulging biceps, the massive sweeping triceps stretching the sleeves of your T-shirt…
Endless work on all types of curls and extensions often fails to get the gargantuan guns that we muscleheads are after. [Read more…]
Q: For some reason I can’t feel standing hammer curls. I’ve tried them one arm at a time and even on an incline bench. Is there a variation to get that aspect of biceps development?
A: While hammer curls do hit the biceps, they also bring in the brachioradialis, the muscle on the tops of your forearms, as well as the brachialis, the muscle that snakes under your biceps and can enhance peak… [Read more…]
As a young twig, I admired Arnold. He was the Oak after all. His incredible biceps peak was especially impressive. The photo on the cover of his Education of a Bodybuilder was mind-blowing (photo by John Balik, who was paid a paltry $100 for the pic)… [Read more…]
I’ve always enjoyed watching the top bodybuilders train. It’s always motivational, and I often discover ways that they’ve gotten huge through instinctively doing the right thing… [Read more…]
Q: I remember reading an article that said you could add almost a half inch to arm girth in one day. The workouts had a lot of very slow negative reps, some sets as heavy pure-negatives [only lowering a heavy weight for a number of reps]. Do you think this is possible? Should I try it? [Read more…]
Even at only 5’2”, Danny Padilla was still one of the greatest bodybuilders of the Golden Era. Here he is, looking like the perfect Tesla hood ornament. Elon? [Read more…]
Yesterday I explained that Positions-of-Flexion mass training has you use three exercises to train a muscle at three key points for full-range activation.
That trifecta for titanic tri’s is arms perpendicular to the torso (lying extensions), arms overhead (overhead extensions), and arms down next to the torso (pushdowns)… [Read more…]