ARMs for DAYs
❌ A few easy tiporoos for arms.
1⃣ TECHNIQUE - for the vast majority of arm training as a rule of thumb, you'll want your shoulder blades back and retracted, as if you were pulling them to the ground. By doing this, you'll help towards isolating the bicep or triceps for that matter, keeping all the motion at the elbow joint. This helps keep your front delts, back and chest out the equation and promote higher recruitment in the arms. Triceps, flaring your elbows out is doing you no favours. Again, the only motion occuring from most exercises should stem from the elbow joint, enabling higher tricep recruitment through isolation and the contraction.
2⃣ WEIGHT - far too many people use too heavy weight against they're strength and fail the above simple concept; its in your interest to follow those guidelines as your "hopefully" training arms to get bigger/stronger arms.Tricep growth & strength will translate to chest potential development, so for all the chest warriors, it's worth taking note. Taking a reduction in weight also will save your joints over a long term period.
EXERCISE VARIETY - doing the same exercises for a long period isn't often the best plan of action. In my view arms respond best to a higher variety of angles, exercise selection and discipline. Again the technique is often most people's downfall.
FREQUENTLY & RECOVERY - getting the most out of your recovery ability; drugs or natural everything boils down to what your nutrition, genetics, training and other factors enable you to recover from before the next period. Theres no need to be stuck in the WEEKLY training crew. Some people I coach have 10 day splits; priotising weaknesses and interlinking with they're lifestyle and recovery ability.
This also tails over to recovery, many people loose they're head in the fact one muscle/session is ALWAYS done on a certain day of the week and taking an additional day off (even though it would benefit them on a results front) will ruin it because they'll loose out on Chest mondays! (shots fired), recovery is always key.