How to Develop Massive Arms by Edward Aston
How to Develop Massive Arms by Edward Aston is chock-full of valuable information and insight from a World’s Middle-Weight-Lifting Champ and undefeated Britain’s Strongest Man.
Although a relatively small book, Aston packs it out first with a very well-described essay on ‘imposing limb development’, before detailing a series of exercises encompassing a barbell, dumbbells, a chinning bar, and some chest expanders.
It is the special purpose of this book to show how this can best be done: to show how different kinds of exercises develop different kinds of contours or shapes, and to show the easiest and quickest way. But the major information will be given for the development of massive arms: arms that bulge when in a state of contraction, but rounded and shapely when in repose.
Because Aston recommends utilising several pieces of equipment in the text, he mentions something that many writers even now would never touch upon:
The various systems enumerated give entirely different kinds of tone to the muscles. For instance, you can develop weight-lifting tone, chest expander tone, muscle control tone, etc. They are all different, as different as chalk from cheese.
Here is one of the exercises from the How to Develop Massive Arms book:
Slow weight-lifting movements exercise 2
The instructional part of the book is split into the following:
- Slow Weight-Lifting Movements
- Body-Weight Method
- Expander Movements
- Wall Exerciser Movements
- Self-Resistance Movements
- Muscle Control
What are you waiting for – do you want big arms or MASSIVE ARMS?
Richie Neville | Founder
Internal Force Fitness