Some interesting finishing workouts to get your arms growing by Scott Thom over at T Nation!
Here’s what you need to know…
• Stubborn “Hollywood” muscles like biceps and triceps need increased volume, frequency, and variability, hence the extreme and brutal nature of these arm finishers.
• The effect of these grueling finishers is increased time under tension, increased growth hormone release, and pumping the muscle full of blood and oxygen – all the ingredients needed for growth.
• Do a different arm finisher every fourth day of training.
The goal of these five different arm finishers is insanely high volume with limited to zero rest. They’re a definite improvement to the boring and virtually useless 3 sets of 10 reps of preacher curls that are so pervasive in gyms across the country. The effect of these grueling finishers is increased time under tension, increased growth hormone release, and pumping the muscle full of blood and oxygen – everything needed for fast growth.
I’ve used these on myself and my clients for quite some time now, and as the new strength coach for the Washington State basketball team, I’m definitely going to have my players doing these too, especially those that need some size on their arms so they can feel more confident in their jerseys. The idea is to do a different arm finisher every fourth day of training. Remember, these are finishers, so do them at the end of your workout. You won’t need to do any additional arm training.