You may develop bigger arms as a result of your body’s response to heavy weight lifting. As you perform intense arm resistance exercises, there appear microscopic tears in your muscles. What happens is that your body overcompensates in order to respond to the trauma. This means that the damaged tissue is repaired and even doubled. As a result, you develop bigger and stronger muscles.
While high resistance weights exercises are good enough to increase your muscle size and strength, there are certain things you can do to accelerate your muscle growth. Here are some of them:
1. Change the way you grip.
As you perform your weights exercises using a barbell or an E-Z bar perhaps, grip with your thumb under the bar instead of wrapping over it. By doing this, your forearm will affect the move or your motion less, and more emphasis will be placed on the triceps or biceps. This will force your arm muscles to work harder each rep.
2. Don’t take your triceps for granted.
If you are like many other gym-goers, it is likely that you are doing heavy weight lifting in an aim to increase the size of your biceps. To achieve your goal, you should also pay attention to your triceps. This is because your triceps are the bigger muscles in the upper arm. When you focus on triceps workouts that isolate the muscle (lying triceps extensions, narrow-grip bench presses, and dips), you will gain bigger muscles in your arms.
3. Don’t be in a rush.
When it comes to timing your exercises, the ideal time is one second to three seconds down for each rep. Also, lowering the weight gradually will work your triceps and biceps harder. In addition, taking your time will force the muscles to stay under tension for a longer period of time.
4. Engage in heavy weight lifting.
When you lift heavy weights, your body produces muscle building hormones, which make it so much easier for your muscle mass to grow. Also, biceps curls are effective in muscle building, but if you want to see greater results, you should do exercises that involve the arm. You want exercises that require the movement of many of your joints.
If you are injured and are incapable of heavy weight lifting, you may benefit from occlusion training. Occlusion training is an effective method for building muscles without the need to lift heavy weights.
With this technique, you can gain bigger muscles even while lifting light weights as long as you wrap your limbs with restriction bands. BFR restriction bands are designed to limit the flow of blood from the muscles during workouts. This results to the development of bigger hypertrophy muscle mass.