Arm Exercises

Sylvester Stallone's Full Arm Routine

Sly's arms race: nonstop, all-out action.

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Exercises 15
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Sly trains fast, moving from exercise to exercise without rest. Not only does this get him muscular, but it conditions him, as well. The following biceps, forearms and triceps routines should each be done for 4-5 cycles without rest. This will ensure maximum muscle growth so you can start building guns like the big boys. 

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Biceps Routine

Exercise 1

Underhand-Grip Lat Pulldown You'll need: Adjustable Cable Machine, Lat Pulldown Bar, Bench How to
-- sets
10-15 reps
-- rest
Use a narrow grip.

Exercise 2

Narrow-Grip Barbell Curl
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-- sets
to failure reps
-- rest

Exercise 3

Wide-Grip Barbell Curl
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-- sets
6-8 reps
-- rest

Exercise 4

Incline Alternating Dumbbell Hammer Curl
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-- sets
10-12 per side reps
-- rest

Exercise 5

High Cable Curl
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-- sets
10-12 reps
-- rest
Hold and squeeze forcefully at the top of each rep.

Exercise 6

Bandbell Curl to Reverse Curl
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-- sets
10-12 each reps
No rest between exercises rest
A bandbell is a device invented by Westside Barbell founder Louis Simmons featuring weights attached to the ends of a barbell by bands, creating instability.

Forearms Routine

Exercise 1

Dumbbell Wrist Curl You'll need: Dumbbells, Bench, Barbell How to
-- sets
25 reps
-- rest

Exercise 2

Dumbbell Reverse Wrist Curl You'll need: Dumbbells, Bench How to
-- sets
25 reps
-- rest

Exercise 3

BodyBar Handshake Curls
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-- sets
25-30 reps
-- rest
Hold the end of 1 BodyBar in each hand. Simultaneously move your wrists as if shaking hands. Move your hands closer to the center of the bar, choking up on it as it becomes heavier.

Exercise 4

Monkey Bar Hang
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-- sets
120 sec reps
-- rest

Triceps Routine

Exercise 1

Explosive Close-Grip Bench Press
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-- sets
12 reps
-- rest
Perform on Smith machine in ‘plyo’ fashion, with an explosive release and catch going back down.

Exercise 2

Bodyweight Dip You'll need: Dip Station How to
-- sets
20-25 reps
-- rest

Exercise 3

Skull Crusher
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-- sets
12-15 reps
-- rest

Exercise 4

Feet-Elevated Bench Dip
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-- sets
to failure reps
-- rest
Perform on a PowerPlate

Exercise 5

Grapple Grip Pushdown
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-- sets
12-15 reps
-- rest
Grapple grips are short, thick cable attachments. Increase grip size with each successive set.

Exercise 6

Close-Grip Pushup
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-- sets
to failure reps
-- rest
Keep elbows tight.

Exercise 7

Bent-Elbow Plank
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-- sets
to failure reps
30 sec, repeat superset, rest 60 sec, repeat once more rest
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