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9/24/12 7:46 PM
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600 sit-ups everyday will compliment your bicep workout nicely. Phone Post
9/25/12 2:05 PM
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This sounds quite awful, but I want to hear what happens.


Growth? Tendinitis? Nothing? Update please. Phone Post
9/25/12 4:05 PM
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9/25/12 5:15 PM
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Just to re-iterate I have decided to scrap the 4 nights in a row and am now just doing those sets on ever other night (Tue/Thur/Sat) I can do the bicep curls but I can't achieve the 250 pushups yet without failing but I'm slowly building toward it.

I'm also using USP Lab Jack3d which helps alot.
9/26/12 6:04 AM
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vermonter - When i was a teen i got an adjustable dumbell bar for use with two cement plates i found. I think it was roughly a 45 lb dumbell.

I didn't know any better so all i did was concentration curls. Every night before dinner i'd bust out a few reps and a few sets, and it just got more over time. I probably got up to about 10 sets of 12 before i upgraded my set up, added exercises, and eventually got a gym membership and a job there. And now here I am today.

Since then, no matter what i do, my biceps are relatively the strongest and largest of all of my muscles.

This fits with a theory i've been brooding on for a while. I tend to think that any activity you do a lot of while growing up will be where you are strongest, and most muscular, for the rest of your life. For me i did loads of walking/hiking when i was a teenager, and my calves don't need any work and are still relatively my strongest muscles.

Of course i haven't got any objective evidence to support this, but anecdotal evidence seems to support it.
9/26/12 6:43 AM
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vermonter - When i was a teen i got an adjustable dumbell bar for use with two cement plates i found. I think it was roughly a 45 lb dumbell.

I didn't know any better so all i did was concentration curls. Every night before dinner i'd bust out a few reps and a few sets, and it just got more over time. I probably got up to about 10 sets of 12 before i upgraded my set up, added exercises, and eventually got a gym membership and a job there. And now here I am today.

Since then, no matter what i do, my biceps are relatively the strongest and largest of all of my muscles.

This fits with a theory i've been brooding on for a while. I tend to think that any activity you do a lot of while growing up will be where you are strongest, and most muscular, for the rest of your life. For me i did loads of walking/hiking when i was a teenager, and my calves don't need any work and are still relatively my strongest muscles.

Of course i haven't got any objective evidence to support this, but anecdotal evidence seems to support it.

If this was true... my right forearm would be HUGE!
9/26/12 12:40 PM
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vermonter - When i was a teen i got an adjustable dumbell bar for use with two cement plates i found. I think it was roughly a 45 lb dumbell.

I didn't know any better so all i did was concentration curls. Every night before dinner i'd bust out a few reps and a few sets, and it just got more over time. I probably got up to about 10 sets of 12 before i upgraded my set up, added exercises, and eventually got a gym membership and a job there. And now here I am today.

Since then, no matter what i do, my biceps are relatively the strongest and largest of all of my muscles.

This fits with a theory i've been brooding on for a while. I tend to think that any activity you do a lot of while growing up will be where you are strongest, and most muscular, for the rest of your life. For me i did loads of walking/hiking when i was a teenager, and my calves don't need any work and are still relatively my strongest muscles.

Of course i haven't got any objective evidence to support this, but anecdotal evidence seems to support it.

I'm compelled by that argument. I hiked every day as a child and as a result my ankles are pretty much unrollable. I don't even know what it's like to roll an ankle and be injured from it.
9/26/12 9:23 PM
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vermonter - When i was a teen i got an adjustable dumbell bar for use with two cement plates i found. I think it was roughly a 45 lb dumbell.

I didn't know any better so all i did was concentration curls. Every night before dinner i'd bust out a few reps and a few sets, and it just got more over time. I probably got up to about 10 sets of 12 before i upgraded my set up, added exercises, and eventually got a gym membership and a job there. And now here I am today.

Since then, no matter what i do, my biceps are relatively the strongest and largest of all of my muscles.

This fits with a theory i've been brooding on for a while. I tend to think that any activity you do a lot of while growing up will be where you are strongest, and most muscular, for the rest of your life. For me i did loads of walking/hiking when i was a teenager, and my calves don't need any work and are still relatively my strongest muscles.

Of course i haven't got any objective evidence to support this, but anecdotal evidence seems to support it.
I surfed as a kid and body boarded so my back and thighs are thick and solid

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9/28/12 7:23 PM
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The pushups are working well.. I still can't do anywhere near 250 in one session, I get to about 100 and then collapse and after 2 weeks of doing them my triceps are bigger than they've ever been.
9/28/12 11:50 PM
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vermonter - When i was a teen i got an adjustable dumbell bar for use with two cement plates i found. I think it was roughly a 45 lb dumbell.

I didn't know any better so all i did was concentration curls. Every night before dinner i'd bust out a few reps and a few sets, and it just got more over time. I probably got up to about 10 sets of 12 before i upgraded my set up, added exercises, and eventually got a gym membership and a job there. And now here I am today.

Since then, no matter what i do, my biceps are relatively the strongest and largest of all of my muscles.

This fits with a theory i've been brooding on for a while. I tend to think that any activity you do a lot of while growing up will be where you are strongest, and most muscular, for the rest of your life. For me i did loads of walking/hiking when i was a teenager, and my calves don't need any work and are still relatively my strongest muscles.

Of course i haven't got any objective evidence to support this, but anecdotal evidence seems to support it.

honestly, i've thought about this as well, and suspect it has to do with the high levels of growth hormone you have as a teen (and pretty much drops off in the early 20's)...

the current methodology on hGH is that is does increase fiber number in muscle, and not just fiber growth.
9/29/12 3:17 AM
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I have big, strong legs. Always have. But I DIDN'T work them as a kid.

Maybe you guys were doing activities that you were better suited to. Phone Post
10/1/12 12:14 AM
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^or,you were born with big, strong legs.

genetics matters the most, IMO.
10/1/12 2:54 AM
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BshMstr - ^or,you were born with big, strong legs.

genetics matters the most, IMO.
That was my point Phone Post
10/1/12 5:48 AM
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If you need it, go ahead
10/2/12 12:44 AM
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vermonter - When i was a teen i got an adjustable dumbell bar for use with two cement plates i found. I think it was roughly a 45 lb dumbell.

I didn't know any better so all i did was concentration curls. Every night before dinner i'd bust out a few reps and a few sets, and it just got more over time. I probably got up to about 10 sets of 12 before i upgraded my set up, added exercises, and eventually got a gym membership and a job there. And now here I am today.

Since then, no matter what i do, my biceps are relatively the strongest and largest of all of my muscles.

Are you built like Poliquin?
10/2/12 12:09 PM
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HERTSWENIP - 
vermonter - When i was a teen i got an adjustable dumbell bar for use with two cement plates i found. I think it was roughly a 45 lb dumbell.

I didn't know any better so all i did was concentration curls. Every night before dinner i'd bust out a few reps and a few sets, and it just got more over time. I probably got up to about 10 sets of 12 before i upgraded my set up, added exercises, and eventually got a gym membership and a job there. And now here I am today.

Since then, no matter what i do, my biceps are relatively the strongest and largest of all of my muscles.

Are you built like Poliquin?

Well i doubt it would be correct to say "yes" to this question haha. I'm not nearly as big as poliquin. However, I do have pretty sad triceps in comparison to my biceps if that's what you mean. Abs too. From the front i look pretty big, but from the side i disappear.
10/6/12 6:55 AM
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Glad this thread's around. I recently (2-3 weeks) started working my arms at home when I got dumbbells off my brother. Since I'm saving money I don't have a gym membership.

Bicep Curls - I usually do 3 sets of 9-10 reps for each arm (15kg/33lbs) every 2nd night

Bench (Chair) Dips for Triceps - Usually 3-4 sets of 15. also every 2nd night.

I usually do push ups (3-4 sets of 20) to help the chest, but I'm focussing on my arms since they're boney as fuck.

Is this a good start? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks guys!

PS - In case it's relevant. I'm 6'1, 78kg/172lbs, skinny with a bit of belly fat, 27 years old.
10/6/12 8:28 AM
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sweet. initial research says i should diversify the exercises and do them less than i'm doing now, 2-3 times a week instead of ~4. also says i should eat heaps more, which is good cos i love eating, but bad cos all i take in goes to my gut :( hopefully some of it goes to my arms now i'm exercising the cunts

I'd love to join the gym again, but saving money comes first right now.
10/6/12 8:45 AM
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Me?

http://stronglifts.com/how-to-build-bigger-biceps-triceps-arms/

"Common Mistakes to Avoid.
Overtraining Your Arms. Arms are small muscles which you hit on all exercises. You can't train them 5x/week. Muscles grow when they rest.
Not Eating Enough Food. You'll never get 18” biceps if you only weigh 120lbs at 6'. You must gain weight to build bigger arms."


http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/beginner-arm-training-guide.htm

"For training your upper arms (biceps and triceps) I like to use all kinds of rep ranges, high (15-20), moderate (8-12) and low (4-6). Each has its own purpose and will be critical to use all ranges in your pursuit of bigger arms."

The workout programs they give consist of like 5-6 different exercises.
10/6/12 8:46 AM
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if i look like a troll then i'm getting the wrong info. hope that's not the case.
10/6/12 8:58 AM
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are you on the piss tonight, mate?
10/6/12 9:30 AM
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No, I don't!
10/6/12 7:14 PM
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yeh Leigh's a solid poster.

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