Failing to build the big chest and arms you always wanted can happen. But that does not mean your physically incapable of build a massive muscle mass. It most likely means you are doing it wrong. And doing it wrong can lead to many problems ranging from stagnating results, waste of time, disappointment (yes, it does happen) and sometimes even muscle injury or trauma.
Here in this article I will go ahead and give you some basic (and yet fundamental) tips on how to step up your game and build the big chest and arms you have always wanted. So read up and say “bye bye” to the stagnating results.
Now we are talking about a workout schedule for making bigger arms and chest. The starting (week 1 or month 1 workout) is very important especially for beginners. There is a very fine balance here. Since we are aiming at building chest and arms at the same time, we need to make sure that our workout covers both nicely. There are mainly two approaches we can take here. Focus a day on chest and a day on arms or focus half chest and half arms per day. I personally think the first option is the most optimal one.
Since we have decided which road we want to walk, we now need a good and suitable workout schedule. This is the tricky part. If you are a newbie, you might want to consult a trainer to assemble a suitable workout for you. If your arms are weaker than your chest, then you might notice your arms getting more worked out than your chest during your chest days. That’s normal, you haven’t seen people with huge arms and flat chests or vise versa. You need to keep that in mind when you are determine the intensity of your big arms and chest workout.
Also keep in mind that during your chest days, your arms will always be working out more or less. Be careful and don’t overdo it or you might injure yourself. Your workout intensity must also be perfectly balanced. You want your workout intensity to not be too easy on you or too hard on you. You need to be able to complete your day with very little energy left in you, not completely trashed or not trashed enough.
Progressively Increase weights
That may sound obvious but you will be surprised to find out how many people stop seeing results because of this. As you train and your body grows and builds more muscle, it is normal for the weights you used last week to feel too light the next. When that starts happening to you, you need to switch weights to keep the same level of intensity as before.
This is crucial for further growing big chest and arms and you need to keep an eye out. If your aiming for a big and bulky look then this tip is very important for you.
Progressively increase sets and reps
This tip is similar to the previous one but still a little different. With increasing weights, you are aiming towards big and bulky look. But with increasing sets and reps you are aiming more towards a cleaner and cutt look.
This tip here takes us a little bit further away from the idea of big chest and arms but if you prefer having and clean and cutt look, then you need to increase sets and reps rather then weights. This way you will still be able to keep a good level of intensity but the outcome will be different. Keep in mind that you will most likely not be able to increase both weights and sets for various reasons. Not to mention that it would be counter productive. You will only end up unable to complete your workout.
Use more complex exercises
This tip is also very important. Most people just love to stand in front of the mirror and look at themselves while they fling those dumbbells. But sadly, that will not give you the results you are looking for. For fully optimizing your workout and targeting every inch of your muscles, you will need to throw in something a bit more complex. Like Cable Crossover for example. Performing different movements has proven to be better for building bigger muscles.
Diet for big chest and arms
Also one of the most important tips. Following a proper diet to support muscle growth and recovery is a crucial part in building big bodies. There is basically no point in starting your workout campaign if you are planning to eat french fries after the gym.
There are many foods out there that are great for muscle building. You generally need to aim for a lot of protein, fibers and good fats and calories. Like nuts for example. They are great for acquiring some protein and fibers. But of course, nuts should not be the core of your diet.
Protein shakes are almost a must for bodybuilders, but still not a core for your diet. Meat should be the core of your diet. Lean beef is one of the best types of meat to boost your muscle growth and recovery. Building big chest and arms will be much easier, better and tastier with a nice chunk of lean beef at the end.
Other meats that are great for building muscle can be chicken, salmon (fish), tuna (also fish), and even pork (but only the good parts).
Remember, if you want the perfect body, you also need to have the perfect diet. Do not go and overlook the importance of a proper meal before and after workout. Speaking of before workout meals – Don’t eat heavy foods before workout. Get something light that gives you a lot of energy. You will need a lot of energy for your workout.
Yes, resting is very important. After all, muscles are growing while they rest. The way it works is during workout you break them, during rest you repair and grow them. Your schedule should include plenty of rest for your future big chest and arms. Resting also prevents you from overworking your muscles and injuring them. Best way to rest is sleep, not watching TV, so keep that in mind.
So there you have it, 6 essential and crucial tips for building the big chest and arms you have always wanted. If you closely follow these tips i guarantee you will see amazing results and your overall performance will be through the roof. Never surrender, never give up. The road to glory is filled with many reps and exercises, as well as a lot of delicious steaks and tons of sleep.