Interesting article from Muscle Evo and Christian Finn.
You’ve also heard that those arms were built without any direct arm work – curls, pressdowns and so on.
Now you’re wondering if you should be doing the same thing. If you want bigger arms, is training like a gymnast the best way to do it?
You probably know already that some of the bodyweight exercises performed by gymnasts – dips, pull-ups, push-ups and so on – work the arms very hard.
Even during a movement like the double-leg circle on the pommel horse, where the elbows are straight the whole time, the biceps and triceps are working continuously to stabilize and support the body .
However, none of this means that you can expect the same results simply by doing the same exercises.