How to Obtain Bigger Arms
To make fast progress you must focus on the areas that give you the greatest return. When it comes to building big arms, the triceps are what you want to work out. After all, they make up two-thirds of your upper arm. Most guys will work out their biceps because they want big arms. This is a huge mistake. You can do all day long but you won’t get the job done. If you have the proper diet and you work out the proper muscles then you can achieve the look that you have always wanted.
Sylvester Stallone has absolutely massive arms. One of the reasons his upper arms are so huge is because he has done extensive workouts on his triceps. Another reason that he not only has huge triceps but a good physical physique overall is his diet. He has been quoted as saying "I follow a high-protein diet: Anything with a face, that's what I eat, with something green next to it,""Over the years, my biggest flaw was overtraining. In the gym six days a week, doing more sit-ups at night ... my body was in a constant state of breakdown. Now I focus on a variety of exercises, working out three times a week for 90 minutes per session. I really feel good--much stronger than I've ever felt, actually. Something's working."
Not only do impressively large triceps look cool but they’re also essential for physical prowess. You can ask any fighter about what muscles are the most important for punching and power and they will tell you abs and triceps. Throwing a hard punch in the ring relies heavily on the strength of your triceps.
The problem with many triceps exercises is they can be very hard on your elbows. This is especially true with isolation exercises that limit movement at the elbows. The triceps are intended to work with the shoulder joint. Punching, pushing, and throwing work the shoulder and elbow joints together, and in perfect harmony. So make sure that you are doing the exercises properly. Here are some workouts that are great for your triceps:
Cable Push downs: Face high pulley and grasp cable attachment with overhand grip. Position one foot in front of other, bend at hip, elbow to front. Extend arm down and pull elbows toward body slightly. Return until forearm is close to upper arm and elbows are to front. Repeat.
Triceps Dips: Sit on a bench or chair. Begin with the hands next to or slightly under the hips. Lift up onto the hands and bring the hips forward. Bend the elbows and lower the hips down, keeping them very close to the chair. Keep the shoulders down and away from the ears. Push back up without locking the elbows. Repeat.
Medicine Ball or Triceps Pushup: Start in a push up position with one hand on a medicine ball. Perform a push up and push yourself up, off the ground and to the side. Land with your other hand on the ball. (One hand will be on the ground and one on the ball) Repeat.
Close Grip Bench Press: Lie on bench and grasp curl bar from rack. Your hands should be as close as possible (use a curl bar) and elbows close to body. Lower the weight to your chest. Let bar touch chest "naturally". Push barbell back up until arms are straight. Repeat.
With the proper diet and working the correct muscles you can have the body that you have always wanted. Make sure you are always doing the exercises correctly so you do not end up hurting yourself. Getting bigger triceps or any muscle group for that matter requires dedication and hard work, and regular workouts. Make sure you rest in between two consecutive sets and grab some water.