Is It Possible To Grow Half An Inch On My Arms In A Good Cycle?

Discussion in 'Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST)' started by quads, May 17, 2016.

  1. quads

    quads New Member

    I'm 5'6 164 with 14.3 inch arms.. that being said I bench 255 and Ohp 160. I'd like to have bigger arms, is it possible I could get half an inch or so if I eat well enough in a cycle of HST? Anyone with experience?

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  2. adpowah

    adpowah Active Member

    If you can bench 255 you must have a couple of years of training under your belt and you should know what you can accomplish. While it is entirely speculative I am going to say it is highly unlikely that you will achieve your goal. Why not just focus on your arms and let them grow?
     
  3. Old and Grey

    Old and Grey Super Moderator Staff Member

    You would have to eat over 800 extra calories per day to get close to that naturally assuming a 6 week cycle and most of that gain would be fat. A more reasonable goal would be to go for 1 inch in 1 year. That would require a little less than 200 extra calories per day which is more manageable.
     
  4. quads

    quads New Member

    Why do I see people adding half an inch a cycle then? Are they just on Dbol and such?
     
  5. quads

    quads New Member

    Why do I see people adding half an inch a cycle then? Are they just on Dbol and such?
     
  6. quads

    quads New Member

    Why do I see people adding half an inch a cycle then? Are they just on Dbol and such?
     
  7. quads

    quads New Member

    I have roughly 14.2 and 14.4 inch arms at 17 percent body fat, 5'6. So not near genetic potential or anything.
     
  8. quads

    quads New Member

    I have roughly 14.2 and 14.4 inch arms at 17 percent body fat, 5'6. So not near genetic potential or anything.
     
  9. Old and Grey

    Old and Grey Super Moderator Staff Member

    My assumption is he was asking about a cycle of HST. If he was asking about a cycle of steroids, that is a different question and one I am not qualified to answer.
     
  10. mickc1965

    mickc1965 Well-Known Member

    Are these figures 1 rep maxes?

    I would say highly unlikely to achieve this growth in a 6 to 8 week HST cycle, what exercises are you intending on doing in your proposed routine?

    You could always try occlusion training!!
     
  11. quads

    quads New Member

    Yeah. Those are 1 rep maxes, and yes I meant HST.
     
  12. adpowah

    adpowah Active Member

    Basically if you want to grow your arms you need to increase your volume. The more you can do per week the better off you are. Because you will need a lot of volume, you may need to reduce your intensity.

    Anyways, even though it is unlikely you could accomplish this, to make your best run you will want to hit your triceps thoroughly...
     
  13. Mojo77

    Mojo77 Member

    Well I did, maybe even a bit more so. But I feel like I am a beginner and I added 9 pound of bodyweight too. For advanced trainees it probably won't happen.
     

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