T Nation

Do I Need Direct Arm Work?


#1

I'm currently cutting. The big question I'm trying to get answered is if I would benefit from doing direct arm work into my schedule. I want my arms to look proportional to my body (they're super long), and if I had infinite recovery ability I would add arm work with no hesitation. But, given that I'm working with finite resources here, is it worth it? Would I be better off simply focusing on compound movements like I do now?

Mon:
-BB Deadlift/trapbar deadlift
-Incline DB bench press
-Pullups

Tue:
-Core work
-Cardio

Wed:
-Overhead BB press
-Smith machine shrugs
-Face pulls
-Chinups

Thu:
-Core work
-Cardio

Fri:
-BB Squats
-Sitting calf raises
-Standing Calf raises


#2

Side view


#3

There a reason you cutting? Just wondering.


#4

[quote]JonEightPackGuy wrote:
There a reason you cutting? Just wondering.[/quote]

Personal preference.


#5

Do you want little arms?


#6

I would throw them in there. The article by CT ‘Canadian Cannons’ is a great 4 week program for biceps.


#7

Jesus, dude are you serious?? YES you need direct ARM work. Also eating alot would help you too.


#8

Train biceps and triceps alone on seperate days.

Train them heavy and until failure for a month or so. You should see some gain, I did.


#9

Delts need ALOT of work, so does chest and biceps, tris look good.