How Big Is Too Big?

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
How Big Is Too Big?

The size (don’t get the wrong idea) of guys’ arms and sleeves seem to have proportional, synchronization harmony. The discussion here is about when the arms of a guy get noticeably big from pumping iron; their sleeves begin to shrink and ultimately reveal the bulk of their hard work. As a result, the receding fabric allows the swell of the biceps and triceps to be on display, creating conflicting opinions ranging from wonderment to nauseating sentiment.


A well fit man will certainly turn some heads when walking into a bank, office, or any other place – and so would an engorged muscle-head who looks like he just got out of a fighting ring. At this juncture, the regard that is drawn on the bystander’s face would indicate clear opinion of amazement – by all the connotation of amazement. So one has to only look around to recognize the kind of impression he, and rarely she, is leaving on people.


It all boils down to two points: is the puffed up person comfortable with himself and is he content with the image he is projecting or not? These should be the only concerns; being satisfied with one’s self shows a great deal of self-confidence, which is always evident to people, and is an admirable trait.


At the end of the day, people come and go. Their opinions vary, they argue about what is acceptable and what is not, they debate about certain appearances and how they may conflict with one’s job…. Bottom line is that they can be ridiculously judgmental. But when it comes to the size of a guy’s arms, it is a matter of personal taste, and the guns should be pumped to the size of one’s liking.


Tips for a “firm arms” workout:

  • When training your arms, keep in mind that your arms are 35% biceps and 65% triceps. Develop both the triceps and biceps.
  • Train your forearms.
  • Don’t train the arms too much; it will cause over-training and leads to lack in muscle growth.
  • Don’t train your arms more than twice a week because they work every time you exercise your chest, back, and shoulders.
  • Train your body equally. Nothing is worse than huge arms and small legs.


Triceps exercises:

  • Close Grip Bench Press: elbows at your sides and close to your body.
  • Lying Triceps Extensions with a Curl Bar


Biceps exercises:

  • Barbell Standing Curls
  • Overhead Cable Curl