hello, im a fourteen-year old and i'm planning to join the basketball varsity. I have a really good endurance: i came at a 12. 1 in the beep test, can run 5 km continuously at 20 mins and have a strong body, problem is, i have thin arms. can you suggest ways to add muscles in my arms or any other exercises to help me develop more muscles. thanks.
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- 24-09-2010 05:13
- 24-09-2010 16:58
Heavy barbell curls
Seated dumbbell curls
- 24-09-2010 18:35
Dont just woek your arms you will look daft do a full body workout with heavy compounds such as squats, deadlift, bench press etc and eat like a demon.
- 24-09-2010 19:35
Doing the usual Bicep curls etc is okay but it doesn’t always work for everybody so here is a quite simple bodyweight exercise that I know helps several people.
It is quite simply a variation of the standard push up. Now there are many ways to do push ups and I don’t know how you do them so here is how to use push ups to help your arm muscles.
Place your hands just wider than shoulder width beneath you; move them down so they are in line with the bottom of your chest not your shoulders as usual.
From here lower your body down like a press up but try and keep your arms by your side instead of flaring out to the side and relying on your shoulders and back. This leads to you using your arms to perform the push up instead of your back and shoulders as other positions do. Try doing a few if you can and maintain technique.
Find your max number of reps and try and find the time to do it twice each day and always aim for your max or one or two over if possible.
Sorry for how long this post is just to explain one simple thing. Let me know whether it is of any use to you or not
- 24-09-2010 20:12
why do I suspect the whole basketball backdrop was made up as it sounds gay to say "i want more muscular arms". Anyway - if you can throw the ball hard enough i don't really see why you'd need more muscular arms. If you want to increase whole body strength (and therefore size) do starting strength.