stop isolating and do big movements, as the rest of your body grows so will your arms. and eat.[/quote]
its sensible beginner advice?[/quote]
It’s horrible advice, but what’s worse is that you offer it up in a way that makes it seem like you have some kind of credibility in this matter.
Nothing personal…you are just one example of many and even I have been guilty of it before. I also acknowledge that you seem to post mainly in the beginner section, so that’s at least good
But seriously, you beginners need to attach a disclaimer to the bottom of every single post that says something along the lines of
“My advice is nothing but a regurgitated synthesis of things I have read…proceed with caution.”
Unless you have personally invested about a YEAR into each of several different approaches to putting size on your arms, please do not prescribe fucking heavy compounds and eating to a skinny or skinny-fat beginner looking to build up his arms. “Stop Isolating?” Really?
To the original poster - for beginners, if you do things consistently and bust your ass, pretty much everything works, so find a way to lift that really makes you enjoy the fuck out of it and stick with it. If you don’t mind isolation work and you can mentally handle high-rep-based workouts, then yes you can unlock some great arm growth with high-reps and high frequency and yes, isolation work.
Beginners, you guys need to pass every piece of advice through a few different filters before you run with it. Take advice from people who have climbed the same mountains that are standing before you.