Every teen whoever picked up a barbell has always wanted to know how to get bigger arms. I know I did.
The usual response to this was to go curl crazy in the gym in the pursuit of the mythical 20” arm.
The fact of the matter is even bodybuilding champs were a little loose in the measurement department and never really made this number.
In the HGH and anabolic steroid era the 20” benchmark has been exceeded at the expense of health.
But what does the average trainer do to seriously build up the size of their arms?
In the fitness world, it is certainly easy to get caught up in the hype of new products that abound on websites and muscle comics. That is why I first had more than a little scepticism when I saw my first Fat Gripz advertisement. That was 3 years ago and any negativity surrounding this product evaporated after the first workout.
As old school muscle builders we realise the importance of thick bar training – it is essential to increase grip strength so we can push and pull larger amounts of weight. You are only as strong as your weakest link and that is usually grip and forearm strength.