The FASTEST Way To Grow Your Biceps (IN 60 DAYS)

When it comes to how to get bigger biceps, the truth is that it’s no easy feat. But if you’re serious about maximizing and prioritizing your biceps growth, then there are a few strategies (e.g. selecting the right bicep exercises and structuring your bicep workout correctly) we can employ. In this video I’ll go through what these strategies are and how to employ them so that in the next 8 weeks of your training you can build big biceps fast. I guarantee that even if you’re a “non-responder” or just haven’t been seeing much results with your current biceps regimen, that implementing this plan will help you build big biceps, or any muscle that you apply these strategies to.

The first thing we’ll want to do to build big biceps is to increase your weekly biceps volume. And it seems that we may be able to get to as high as 30 sets per week while still seeing a benefit in growth. This doesn’t mean you should throw in 30 sets of biceps into a workout and do that once a week. Within each workout, you don’t want to perform more than about 8-10 hard sets per muscle. So, knowing that, we’ll want to split up our weekly biceps volume into 2-3 workouts per week to stay within that per-session limit. What I’d personally recommend is using something like the upper/lower split or a push pull legs split, and split up your weekly biceps volume accordingly. Once you have that set, slowly increase your weekly volume throughout the weeks.

Next, to get big biceps fast, you want to bias your recovery to favour your biceps growth. All of the other muscle groups we train require energy, effort, and nutrients to recover and grow. So if our main goal is to increase the size of our biceps, it’s a good idea to reduce the volume we devote to our other muscle groups. Cutting volume down to about 9 weekly sets seems to be enough to maintain or in some instances even grow a muscle, and is therefore a good recommendation to stick to.

Next, we want to ensure that the weekly volume we do has the right variety of bicep exercises. We want to do this so that it helps 1) ensure that we are targeting both the short and long head of the biceps adequately, 2) trains the biceps through different strength curves in order to maximally stimulate all of the various regions and fibres of the biceps, and 3) it’ll better prevent us from overuse injuries and the wear and tear that would accumulate very quickly if we packed a ton of volume into just a couple repetitive movements. To simplify this, here are 5 biceps exercises that do just that and provide a good variety of stimulus on the biceps for the reasons I’ve noted down.

1. Incline dumbbell curl (emphasizes long head and challenges the peak contraction of the biceps the most)
2. Dumbbell preacher curls (emphasizes short head and challenges the stretched position of the biceps the most)
3. Barbell curl (for heavier loads and challenges the mid-range of the biceps the most)
4. Cable curls (provides constant tension to biceps)
5. Standing dumbbell curl (emphasizes supination function of biceps)

Simply distribute 4 or 5 of these movements and/or similar variations of them into your weekly biceps workouts as needed, and then as previously explained, gradually increase the sets you devote to each of these exercises throughout the weeks.

Next, we want to manipulate the order of our workouts to again favor the growth of our biceps. During whatever workouts that you’re throwing your biceps exercises into, move them to the beginning of the workout when you’re fresh in order to further prioritize them. Lastly, when it comes to how to get bigger biceps, you cannot forget about nutrition. Ideally, if you want to maximize your recovery and growth throughout these 8 weeks, then you’ll want to be eating at a slight calorie surplus. And of course, even more importantly is we want to ensure that we’re intaking enough protein throughout this period by having at least around 0.8-1g of protein per lb of our bodyweight.

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46 thoughts on “The FASTEST Way To Grow Your Biceps (IN 60 DAYS)

  1. Kyle Palmer says:

    Lmao what in intro. Started my lifting for the first time this year to change up my routine. Thanks for all the preloaded science ive been able to tuck into to get me ready

  2. Vitality - Fitness & Science says:

    In Calisthenics I train mostly triceps & core and getting a big biceps is – at least for me – very difficult. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

    • Vitality - Fitness & Science says:

      @saar cohen static exercises like planche, human flag, hollowback etc – do you even know Calisthenics?

    • When you realize Bill the Butcher was the good guy says:

      Do you? Simplest calisthenic for biceps are chinups and pushups (yes certain pushup variations also focus on biceps). As a supposed calisthenics practitioner how do you not know this.

    • Vitality - Fitness & Science says:

      @When you realize Bill the Butcher was the good guy chin ups I agree, but push ups? Maybe the pseudo planche push up. Do you know Calisthenics? You do pull, push and static. Everybody who does Calisthenics knows that triceps and core is trained mainly, and biceps (and maybe chest) is the most difficult to train

    • Ditz3n says:

      Me too! 🙂 or just a video on how to get back from when you’ve lost a lot of weight during quarantine… I’m down 7-9kg…

    • Shredder1997 says:

      Just do The same thing like in this vid. Focus more on triceps volume n lower volume from other muscle groups to 6-9 sets per week. Include skull crushers, kickbacks, pushdowns, dips, close grip bench press.

  3. Lordluca112 says:

    Step 1: Adjust volume 1:03
    Step 2: Manage recovery 4:09
    Step 3: Exercise variati 5:22
    Step 4: Exercise order 6:20
    Step 5: Nutrition 6:55

    Edit: This is just time stamps and I would recommend watching the whole video since he backs up every word with science. But if u are in a hurry or anything that makes u unable to watch the whole video u can ofc use these. This comment was made for me so i can go back and watch special parts of the video.

  4. Joseph McDermott says:

    Am I the only person here who also hears that intro music a lot on another particular type of video hosting website… prior to my left bicep workout?

  5. Adam Bridgwood says:

    Heavy BB curls and a variation of DB curls can spark serious growth, use a slow eccentric too never hurt!

  6. HassanPoyo says:

    I found that lowering weights and using higher reps helped my biceps grow in size. That along with hammer curls which helped increase my bicep peak.

    • HassanPoyo says:

      @NinGangsta yeah I had epicondylitis from trying to curl too many, I used to do 8 reps absolute failure on heavy weights (38 pound curls on each arm), dropped it to (28 pound curls on each arm) for 15-16 reps failure and its grown so much in just the space of 4 months. I’ve started to lower weights on most of my lifts and its actually benefitted me so much I was actually shocked because it seemed counter productive at first but it really does work!

    • HassanPoyo says:

      @Mersak No I did those 8 reps well, I don’t swing my shoulder and keep my forearms straight. Its probably because doing higher reps places more metabolic stress on my muscle and thats a stimulus to growth. Besides once I was curling 38 on each arm I had no chance to increase the weights (only reps – which was hard because the weights were heavy).

    • HassanPoyo says:

      Also to add to this. I stopped doing “arm day” and instead just do bicep/tricep workout once a week at the end of my main muscle group workout. I think this partly helped due to my muscles getting more time to recover. Its very easy to overtrain arms so remember to take a couple days off between training them

  7. Rcs N says:

    Hey Jeremy, thank you for the info! If I may make point something out, the audio is a little echo-y in the new gym…

  8. Jay 1988 says:

    Since no gyms are open, I’ve had good results by attaching resistance loops to a wooden broom handle and curling that.

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