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Having big biceps or huge guns is the dream of many, if not all men. When you have huge biceps you can be sure to make girls swoon and other men envious.

While keeping in mind that not all of us are blessed with huge arm genes, there is a way to achieve the best you can with what nature gave you. Here are some basic pointers to consider when you train so you can achieve biceps that will make you look like a greek god when sleeveless.

Big Biceps

Triceps Matter Just as Much

The biceps are the most visible muscles in your arms, the ones that you want to make grow. However, we have to take into account that they only make up a 1/3 of your arm, most of your arms are made up of the triceps. The key here is to focus just as much on training your triceps as you do your biceps. Training your triceps as an afterthought after blasting your biceps is not going to help you achieve the amazing arms you are imagining.

Heavier Weights, But Sometimes Less Is More

The reason you lift weights is to trigger a growth response. For your arms you need to lift heavier weights with more reps than you are used to in order to make your muscles grow. Focus mainly on heavy training with 6-8 reps throwing in an occasional few weeks of lighter training to keep it varied and your muscles from plateauing. Do not over do your bicep training, we all know this scenario: lets go to the gym, locate ourselves in front of the mirror and blast the living day lights out of our biceps ya… why just do 3 sets when we can do 10? because sometimes less is more, all you want to achieve is to out do your last workout. No point doing this just to pump your muscle up at the gym only to have it deflate later on.

Keep It Varied

Make changes to your work out routine, it need not even be anything drastic, just by changing the order you do your exercises in will help. Try out different machines at the gym or use a hammer curl bar instead of a standard bar. If you are really serious about developing your arms learn the anatomy your body and implement exercises that target specific sections of each muscle in order to gain maximum growth.

Strength Training is Vital to Huge Amazing Biceps

Do not ignore strength training, doing pull ups, chin ups, rowing and working out your overall torso, your shoulders, chest and back will provide a great benefit for you biceps you can be assured of that. Do not just train your biceps in isolation because if you do your arm muscles will always be fatigued and you will not find any growth there, not only that but if you train your entire torso you are benefiting your overall look.

Great biceps and an amazing body all over. He does not skimp on the strength training.

Great biceps and an amazing body all over. He does not skimp on the strength training.

Eat Eat Eat, Sleep Sleep Sleep

You also have to look at other aspects of your lifestyle and make sure that you are eating plenty, try to consume a bit more calories than you burn in order to promote muscle growth. Get lots of sleep so your body can rebuild itself. Your body releases growth hormones when you sleep which you need to develop the biceps of your dreams so SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP.

Why you should focus on building muscle instead of doing cardio

Why not be a muscle girl instead of starving yourself with fad diets (think the Atkins diet, the South Beach diet, Subway diet, and even dieting pills)? The best way to achieve that sexy, buff and toned body is through weight training.

Too much emphasis has been placed on cardio training as the best way too lose weight, often overlooking weight training completely.It is a scientific fact that muscle burns fat. So the more muscle you have the more fat you burn. This means that muscles burn fat while you sit on the couch and even while you sleep. Muscles burn fat all the time! Many women fear that working out their muscles will cause them to look bulky and huge, the truth is that women do not have enough testosterone in their bodies for this to be possible. The result of weight training is a gain in muscle strength and density.

Muscle Girl

Muscle Girl

Your muscles’ main source of energy is fat. Muscles are tissues that are constantly renewing themselves and burning up calories, this is the driving force behind your metabolism. So as you start building muscles and increasing your metabolism you can eat a reasonable diet without gaining extra weight.

Keep in mind that you should throw away the scales as muscles weigh much more than fat. So although your waistline will be significantly trimmer you may weigh about the same as you did before. What you have to look at is muscle mass percentage and body fat percentage.

A butt to aspire to

A butt to aspire to

The Three Main Fat Burning Muscle Groups to Workout

1. Legs and Butt
The leg muscles (hamstrings and quads) and the butt (glutes) are the largest muscles in our body. Take advantage and train this muscles and they will so most of the fat burning work for you. To get that perfect butt looking perky and tones you will need to do many weighted squats and lunges. To begin with you can start by using your own body weight.

We are talking about the pectoral muscles here. The way a womans breasts look are directly associated with the pecs. Build up your chest muscles and you will lift your breasts. This is good news indeed, not only are you burning fat but you are getting a natural boob job.

3. Back
Building back muscles not only help us on our quest to burn fat, they are essential to our health as they help support our spine. Weak back muscles can casue back aches and pains.

Great back on this girl

Great back on this girl

So this was our first post for the ladies – tell us what you think!