There is more to getting bigger arms than isolation exercises

I have written before about how increasing your arm size is
about increasing the size of your biceps as well as your triceps. Today I would
like to add to that. You see when people speak of biceps exercises; they speak of
the isolation exercises, the curls. When they speak of triceps exercises they
speak of dips and skull crushers but that is not the end of your arm exercises.
I have found that exercises not directly meant for your arms
may in fact contribute more growth to your arms than the actual isolation
exercises you do for your arm growth. To be more specific I am saying that
compound exercises are the best way to get bigger arms. Often you find that you
are doing a whole body compound exercise program and you only have 1 exercise
for arms such as the standing bicep curl but you would still get great arm
growth even though you are not doing the hundreds of reps you would usually do
on a workout day dedicated to arms only.
The Arnold monster guns
The weird thing is that the compound exercise model is more
beneficial to growth of your biceps as well as your whole body. If you did
isolation exercises targeting a small muscle, say your biceps, you would bust
your ass working out but growth there would not be as much as if you had a
compound based workout program. Let me explain…Compound exercises workout
your large muscle groups increasing the secretion of growth hormone and testosterone,
which make it easier for you to build muscle quicker.
Even though you may be doing only one direct arm workout
when you are using a compound exercise workout program, you are having more of
an arm workout than you realise. Just think about it when you are doing the
dead-lift your arms are involved in picking up and holding the weight. The
weight you lift during the dead-lift is some of the heaviest weight you lift.
When you are doing the bench press you are working out your chest but your arms
are also involved, even more so when you are doing the close grip bench press,
that is one of the best triceps workout ever.
When you are doing the pull-up that is a back exercise but
your arms are involved during the whole process, and they are supporting your
whole body weight which is more than the weight of the dumbbells you curl. The
other variation the chin-up is more so a great bicep workout, the best one out
there, it is like you are curling your entire bodyweight.
There are many other compound exercises that workout your
arms such as the push-ups (more specifically close grip push-ups), the military
press and there are more compound movement that work out your arms that I can’t
think of right now . I am sure by now you get the point, compound movements are
awesome and the name says it. 
Why isolate one body part when you can get so
many benefits from using compound exercises? I know there are benefits to isolation
exercises that why it’s best to mix them up, to get the benefits of both
compound and isolation exercises, maybe than you will get the kind of arm size
that you want.   

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