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Want bigger arms? Smash the arms Larry Scott style.

You may think that in this modern age of apps, wifi, and virtual everything, that there should be all the answers to all questions in the world. You can have anything delivered to your house within hours and can literally google anything and get the correct answer, hell, what’s the point of leaving the house or even going to school these days?!

However, shopping on Amazon or all the internet searching will not give you big arms. I’m sure, without fail, if you asked any man if they could have bigger arms they say they would. The best bit of all is that there’s no real secret or modern ‘trick’ to getting bigger arms. Larry Scott managed to sport 20 inch arms back in 1962 when he won Mr America, It’s not as if there were really that many performance enhancing drugs back then either.

The way that I have most improved my arms is by focus and intensity. Wrists and elbows are delicate joints and are prone to overuse. Correct form and the ability to isolate a movement is key. Moving a massive weight shouldn’t be the goal. Most people tend to cheat and swing through the back and shoulders in order to move too much weight, and by doing so, you fail to engage the arms fully. Take your time in each rep, use a full range of movement and finish each lift by contracting hard against the weight at the peak of your lift. Try to avoid your arms losing tension at either the top or bottom range.

So, with a little homage to an old school hero here is how to build an impressive set of guns according to Larry Scott.

Firstly eat. No one ever got bigger by eating too little. Get yourself a solid eating plan with plenty of proteins, carbs and fats. Lots of water and sleep well. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s what Larry did to batter the biceps. His arms were so well renowned that preacher curls were renamed ‘Scott curls’.

Tri-Set: Dumbbell preacher curl: 3 sets of 6-10 reps Click to view Straight bar preacher curl: 3 sets of 6-10 reps Click to view Reverse-grip EZ-bar curl: 3 sets of6-10 reps Click to view

Spider Curl: 3 sets of 6-10 reps Click to view

Superset:  JM Press: 6 sets of 8-12 reps Click to view Kneeling Overhead Triceps Extensions with V-Bar: 6 sets of 8-12 reps Click to view

There you have it, nothing modern, nothing fancy, no fads or gimmicks. He worked his arms twice a week, with minimal rest periods and quality technique.

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