I bought Poliquin's Principles from P-Dog over a week ago and loved the Arm routine outlined.
Wouldnt you know, I gave it a shot and my arms DID increase in size? Unfortunately it also brought out an imbalance, possibly in my rotator cuffs, rear delts, or shoulder area - I can get more repetitions/weight with my right arm.
Anyhow, my right arm is now ringing at 16.65 inches, up from 16.10 inches. My left arm is ringing at 16.30 inches, up from 16 inches - clearly an imbalance that needs to be fixed, even though its not noticeable without a measuring tape.
I have to admit I'm impressed. I tried plenty of protocols and ideas over the last 6 months after leaning down, and couldnt add a milimeter. Very basic book, but I gotta say, one of the best arm routines Ive done in a few years, if not the best. And if size is coming on, then something must be working.
Ill need to start working on my imbalance as well.
I can hear Waterbury's legion go 'Baaah, direct arm is useless', and believe it or not, I agree with Chad's views. But the truth is, this routine is working pretty darn well for size gains.