Ninety-nine percent of Muscle & Fitness readers started lifting weights to build bigger arms, the other one percent are liars! Iconoclast, old-school bodybuilder, the late Chuck Sipes, had this to say, “The settler, the village blacksmith, the lumberjack, the carpenter and builder — all needed powerful arms to ply their trade well, and in time those with the greatest, most powerful arms grew to be respected for their contributions.”

Regardless of era, the bottom line is men want powerful, well-developed arms. In spite of the desire to build muscular arms, most folks toil endlessly in vain with no guns to show for it. Why is this? More than likely it’s exercise selection. 

Let’s take a closer look at six exercises to work your arms to exhaustion for the most effective results.