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    Angry why are my arms wafer thin

    Hey guys, new to training. Im 21 year old male weigh 75kg/165lbs and I know Im an ectomorph. I currently have a slim body type but a solid torso and calves. I eat about 4 decent meals a day with little snacks in between (all healthy for the most part).

    My biggest problem at the moment is my arms, I seem to have a small bone structure and my arms are so thin its annoys the hell outta me. I have looked at the various beginner routines and have also gotten the basic nutritional requirements sorted. But the one thing I would really like some insight into is arm gains especially forearms and wrist region.

    What would you guys recommend I do to target these areas specifically to get as much out of them as possible? I do understand that with a normal training routine these muscle groups are already being trained but surely I can do more?

    Thanks a lot

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    Move weight, eat food.

    Make sure the weight gets heavier over time, and make sure you also get heavier over time.

    Move the weight in line with any proven novice workout, something with a lot of compound lifts is normally best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elchapo View Post
    Hey guys, new to training. Im 21 year old male weigh 75kg/165lbs and I know Im an ectomorph. I currently have a slim body type but a solid torso and calves. I eat about 4 decent meals a day with little snacks in between (all healthy for the most part).

    My biggest problem at the moment is my arms, I seem to have a small bone structure and my arms are so thin its annoys the hell outta me. I have looked at the various beginner routines and have also gotten the basic nutritional requirements sorted. But the one thing I would really like some insight into is arm gains especially forearms and wrist region.

    What would you guys recommend I do to target these areas specifically to get as much out of them as possible? I do understand that with a normal training routine these muscle groups are already being trained but surely I can do more?

    Thanks a lot
    Hi, sound to me like the classic beginner question, "how can I make my chest and arms bigger" Your arms will get bigger over time, with a combination of weight training, a diet suitable for ectomorphic body type, and adequate rest. Motto: More is not better

    Good luck with your training, perseverance with the diet and training and you will get the results you want
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nezzy View Post
    Move weight, eat food.

    Make sure the weight gets heavier over time, and make sure you also get heavier over time.

    Move the weight in line with any proven novice workout, something with a lot of compound lifts is normally best.
    As good as it gets
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    Be consistent with training
    Stick to a basic starting strength program and you will gain size
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    You can't change the bones structure, you have to accept it how it is.

    After you will gain weight those wrists and forearm area souldn't be so thin BUT don't expect to have dimensions of people with a biger bone structure.

    Try to train your body like a compact unit mostly with compound movements and your arms will grow very well too.

    And be patient, it's a long process.

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    Dude don;t just expect to become Scott Steiner .............get a better diet plan, exercise and take more calories.......However, give all this at least 6 months, you will start to see results.

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    Don't worry. Sometime the arms take longer time to shape up. Don't skip your training and keep your diet constant. Do regularly lift lot of compound, of course as guided by your trainer. I think in six months time you may see the result. Do keep us informed what action you are taking.

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    Good advise from all the above contributors! Keep lifting (compound movements mainly), eat plenty of good food and give it time and you will start to see gains.

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    I wonder you're not doing arm weight lifting as it should be. Consult an expert at your nearby gym for more tips and advice. I've been getting this problem when I started 5 months ago but now my muscles are developing.
    I would advice you personally to concentrate on arm weight lifting for one full month to get your arms stronger and develop the muscles rapidly. Also, eat well during these days and buy some special nutrients.

    Good luck.

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    Worst. Advice. Ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elchapo View Post
    But the one thing I would really like some insight into is arm gains especially forearms and wrist region.

    What would you guys recommend I do to target these areas specifically to get as much out of them as possible? I do understand that with a normal training routine these muscle groups are already being trained but surely I can do more?

    Thanks a lot
    Consider finishing off your workouts with wrist curls and reverse wrist curls a few times a week. 3 sets of each, full range of motion and progressively heavier weights. Feel the pump and watch them grow!
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    Chest 48"
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    Biceps 15"
    Forearms 13"
    Wrist 7.25"
    Thighs 23"
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