Biceps Or Triceps?
There are all sorts of claims of secrets of building arm size and most of them are bogus. But there is really one secret for stretching that tape further with your upper arms, a secret not many are aware of.
Yes, there is really a secret of building bigger arms which is simple but often overlooked. That secret is to focus your training time on the triceps, not the biceps.
There are basically three main facts which everyone should consider for their perfect arms
If based on size you should and can go very heavy on triceps and you will see huge gains in the overall size of your arm.
That’s exactly what most guys don’t do. They place all their emphasis on the biceps and give the triceps the leftovers from the training time. And when the main muscle is given the leftovers, the arms don’t grow that much.
People made it tough for themselves by doubling down on their biceps training, neglecting the triceps even more. So the problem just gets worse over time.
3 v/s 2 Gym Theory
The answer to the problem is to reverse the situation, and give triceps more of the arm training time and more than that the triceps should be made a priority. Why?
Because there are more muscles in the triceps area .It came down to simple numbers. Each triceps area has 3 muscles (tri) compared to the biceps with only 2 (bi). So it is only logical to hit the triceps with more training effort.
The triceps usually get the far end of a training routine, when the good energy and blood flow has evaporated- Big mistake.
The triceps should get the front end of a routine, and should be the main priority in arm training. Repeating the same module will load the triceps up with quality training that will help them grow – big and strong.
Prioritizing triceps means more than just putting them first in workout order. It also means a change in attitude – changing from a biceps first approach to a triceps first approach. And, unless your biceps are below par, you stay with this approach. Triceps always come first.
Some guys may grumble about that, but if you are after a bigger arm measurement, if you really want to stretch the tape, then you have to put the triceps in the lead spot and need to do it with consistence and honesty.
The sooner you make the big switch and put triceps as a priority, the sooner your arms will take off and make significant changes.
If you want to stretch the tape with new muscle size in the arms, target your triceps.