5 More Arnold Training Tips
While Arnold used anything and everything he could in his quest for muscle, he most often preferred basic free weights performed with solid form. Here are 5 classic Arnold moves you’ve got to be doing!
Alternating Dumbbell Curl
This month we’re going back to basics. Readers write in month after month asking how to develop biceps like Arnold’s. The truth is, there’s really no secret to sculpting mind-blowing arms. You need to train hard on basic movements and use proper form. One great mass-building exercise Arnold liked to use was the standing alternating dumbbell curl. This fantastic exercise will develop overall size to both biceps heads.
To begin the movement, stand with your feet shoulder width apart and hold a pair of dumbbells outside your thighs in a neutral grip (palms facing each other). Keeping your shoulders back and your back straight, curl one dumbbell toward your shoulder, stopping short enough to maintain tension on your biceps. As you curl the weight, supinate your wrist so that your palm is facing you at the peak contraction. Contract your biceps hard at the top of each rep and then slowly lower the weight in the same arc before alternating arms. Try to keep your body movement strict and minimal, especially during the first few sets.
There you have it — a simple movement that will build fantastic size. So don’t just sit there. Get your ass in the gym and start curling!