By Paul Becker The Bodybuilding Historian Written Monday, 11:44 am Hillsboro, Oregon Re: Building bigger arms…
When someone asks you to "make a muscle", you don’t show them your chest or calves – you flex your arms.
Everyone wants and admires massive biceps and triceps, it’s always been that way and it always will be.
My name is Paul Becker and people call me "The Bodybuilding Historian" because I have studied the history of bodybuilding for over 30 years now.
If you want to build huge arms fast, I want to tell you about how I "dug up" all the secret techniques bodybuilders of the past used to build God-like arms.
The typical modern bodybuilder has only average arms while having a huge waist, wide hips and a big butt.
There is something very wrong with bodybuilding today. Modern bodybuilders claim to be bigger and better than the bodybuilders of the past. But, are they really?
I will admit that bodybuilders are heavier today, weighting 40 or more pounds than they did back in the day. But, why does all that weight seem to go to their waists, hips, butt and thighs – yet their arms are no bigger or even smaller than the old school bodybuilders had.
Face it, pound for pound old school arms kick the crap out of today’s arms. Don’t believe me? Let’s look at the hard cold facts.
Many top bodybuilders today have 22 inch arms, but they weigh around 280 pounds and have waists that are close to 40 inches.
At his peak, Sergio’s arms were nearly 23 inches, actually bigger then his own head, yet his waist was a tiny 28 inches all at a bodyweight of 240 pounds.
People who hadn’t actually seen him couldn’t believe the descriptions they heard about him, so they started to say he was a myth
I met Sergio a few years back and when I told him it was amazing that he was so massive with a tiny waist, he said "They don’t make ‘em like that no more man!". He’s 100 percent right – No bodybuilder today can come even close to the giant arms and amazing v-shape of Sergio Oliva!
Lou Ferrigno, best known for his role as The Incredible Hulk in the TV series, had huge 23 inch arms but even at a height of 6’5" and a bodyweight of 275 pounds his waist was still only 34 inches.
Maybe the truth is starting to sink in here, that despite all the steroids, human growth hormone, synthol and who the hell knows what else these modern day bodybuilders are using, they still can’t beat the size and shape of the old school bodybuilders biceps and triceps.
Nor can today’s bodybuilders come close to the arm size to bodyweight and waist size ratio of yesterdays champs.
You’ve probably never heard of John McWilliams, yet he may be the only man in history to have actually overdeveloped his arms.
John didn’t use synthol, that garbage hadn’t even been invented yet, his arms were nothing but rock hard muscle!
It’s true, all the old school bodybuilders had amazing arms and they all had that huge arms to small waist ratio, just to name some of them there’s John Grimek, Steve Reeves, Reg Park, Leroy Colbert, Bill Pearl, Harold Poole, Freddy Ortiz, Larry Scott, Casey Viator, Danny Padilla, Robby Robinson, Steve Michalik, Mohamed Makkawy, Mike Mentzer, Bertil Fox, Roy Callender, etc… Read more…