Part of the
You Can Learn Weightlifting series.
By Ken Brown
Editor, You Can Learn Series
Updated: August 17, 2005
wants big arms, large biceps. When you walk down the street you want
people to say, "look at the guns on that guy." This article will give you
exercises to increase muscle mass in the biceps and to increase your ability to
carry things in your arms. Whether it's taking the garbage to the street or
moving things around the house, your big biceps carry the load.
Here's a list of exercises that can help you strengthen your biceps. These are
the class of exercises known as the curls, like preacher curls, cheater curls,
and seated curls. But as you max out your biceps, I want to remind you that
there are two sets of muscles in the arm, the biceps and the
triceps. So build the biceps, but for the really big arms don't
neglect the triceps.
The preacher curl is the exercise or big biceps
workout most known by the average weightlifter. Every young boy has done
cheater curls at home with a set of dumbbells. But for the really big biceps,
you have to do more.
There are other exercises that will help your biceps that are part of exercises
for other muscles, such as the upright row, a "shoulder
exercise. If you are doing your workouts for the full body, you will
definitely be covered. Look below and you will see a whole list of workouts for
the biceps. The basics of working the biceps start with these bicep exercises.
I hope you enjoy these arm workouts and you are satisfied with your bigger,
stronger arms and biceps.
As always, if you haven't exercised in a long time or you have
long standing medical problems, be sure and see a doctor before starting this
or any exercise routine.
Remember to start slow with small
weights, just because you lifted 200 pounds as a 20 year old doesn't mean you
have to begin at that weight. Try 10 pounds or 20 pounds and work up from
there. If you haven't weightlifted in a long time or have never
weightlifted, then start small. I can't stress that enough. These exercises can
be very dangerous if not done correctly or with the proper weight.
Seated Curls help build big biceps
This article covered building the arms with exercises for the biceps. You
should have learned the right way to do a bicep exercise and the best workouts
for the biceps. As you watch your biceps get bigger and stronger,
remember for really big arms you have to also do workouts for the
triceps. These workouts for the biceps will grow your arms and are an
excellent addition to your weight training program. Begin today to add these bicep
workouts to your exercise routine and be proud of your arms and biceps.
I want to encourage you to have fun in your quest for a better, stronger, more
fit body and biceps. Sometimes, you will have to take a day off. Listen
to your body, after a long weekend doing yard work and playing with family and
friends and your body is screaming for a rest, take a day off from your
weightlifting routine and relax and let your body recover. Always think long
term in your exercising goals.