7 Tips For Explosive Arms
Looking to build lean muscle mass to your arms? Put a few of these tips to work now and get ready to stretch some shirtsleeves in a few months!
7. SAVE YOUR ELBOWS
Whether you like it or not, for your arms to get big and stay big, you’re going to have to have healthy, pain-free elbows. And as someone who has both had and treated elbow injuries, I can tell you it’s a lot easier to prevent them than to fix them!
The first step in keeping your elbows free of tendonitis is to use a weight you can control, not a weight that controls you.
Skull crushers (triceps extensions), which happen to be one of the best triceps exercises in existence, tend to cause elbow tendonitis if done year around. Of course there are many factors involved, but if you have skull crushers in your routine more than eight months out of the year, the likelihood of triceps tendonitis goes way up!
To be safe, do skull crushers one training cycle, then leave them off of the next. That area just above your elbows will thank you.
BIG ARM SUMMARY
Realize there’s no magic number of repetitions, sets, or exercises that will make your arms grow best. Variety is critical.
Even more critical is that you stay injury free. Otherwise you’ll end up watching your arms atrophy instead of hypertrophy!
Do your arms a favor by giving them their own day, using targeted and controlled form.
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