Hey everyone, how are you all doing?
This is my first post, as I just registered at T-Nation today. I became aquainted with this site after reading an inspiring article by Chad Waterbury on this site that I was led to by Google.
Anyway, if I may pose a personal question, any advice you guys (or gals) could offer would be much appreciated.
I have been working out seriously for the past 2 1/2 months or so, and have been practicing a regular workout routine and what I believe to be rather good nutrition (at least as good as is possible on a college campus, perhaps…). I am pleased with the results I’ve been seeing, and my overall goal is to remain lean (I’m 6’ 1’’ and 155 lbs.) without adding fat, but to increase my muscle mass a bit. I’m rather satisfied with most of my body at this point, but my arms are quite lean, and while defined and quite veiny, my circumference is nothing impressive.
I’ve heard that arm circumference (and muscle build in general) has quite a bit to do with genetics, and while I have always seen quick results with my chest and shoulders in particular, my arms don’t follow suit it seems (my Dad, on the other hand, has always had large arms).
My current workout routine is a 3 day-a-week split that I’ve personally modified off a workout regimen a bunch of my friends do. It may sound a little unconventional, but I’ve been doing Back/Legs, Chest/Triceps, and Shoulders/Biceps in those groups, once a week.
My tricep routine consists skullcrushers with close grip bench mixed in, overhead dumbell extensions and tricep pulldowns. My bicep routine is barbell curls, seated incline DB curls and single arm DB preacher curls.
Sorry for being long-winded, but I guess to sum up, what are some advice/tips you all might have for a guy who wants to increase the size of his arms? I don’t want to go overboard, but I just feel they are visually the slimmest part of my body, and would like to obtain a bit more of a balanced look.
Thanks a lot!