Thickness is something which usually comes with time as your muscles mature however there are certain things you can do to help develop overall muscle thickness! There are also some mistakes you need to avoid which will potentially slow down the process of building thick and dense muscle!
So what is thickness? It is developing a physique which looks more 3 dimensional, where your muscles look full from all angles. For example, a lot of the time you will see people from the side and their arms may look big, but front on their arms are paper thin! That is a lack of muscle thickness. Here are my top 4 tips to getting a thicker set of arms in the shortest time possible!
Tip 1 –
Don’t get too carried away with isolation movements! These are great for building muscle, yet compound movements are the best way to pack on thick muscle mass! To develop thick biceps, try using heavy hammer curls instead of dumbbell curls every other week! Doing this will certainly add overall thickness to your arms and it will also help you develop some juicy forearms!
Tip 2 –
Hit barbell curls every week without fail! Barbell curls are a fantastic mass builder for your arms and they really promote thickness in the area as well! Opt for a close grip so that you are hitting the outer portion of your biceps. The outer heads of the biceps are often neglected; stimulating this area will ensure that front on your arms look THICK!
Tip 3 –
Triceps are a huge proportion of the arm, and if you have weak triceps you won’t have a nice thick look at all! People go over board with isolation movements for triceps! Again you need to use them, but don’t neglect compounds. Hit the close grip bench press and straight bar pushdowns every week! When you do pushdowns, put your hands close together, this will hit the inner portion of your triceps, giving a very thick and 3 dimensional look to your arms!
Tip 4 –
Your body weight is often more challenging than any weights resistance on a ‘like for like’ machine. Therefore make sure you perform close grip dips on your triceps day, this exercise is fantastic for developing thick triceps! If you can lift your own body weight easy, just add weight plates to your lap and this will soon make it harder!
Following these tips will help you add real thickness to your arms very quickly. It isn’t just the size of your arms; it is the density and thickness which looks really impressive! Now you know what to do, get to it!!!