Arm appreciation seems to be inherently programmed into us. Ask a five-year-old to Âmake a muscle,Â and heÂll automatically flex his biceps. In technical terms, your triceps, biceps and forearm muscles are among the smallest you train over the course of a complete bodypart split, but theyÂre the most visible. Prominently displayed in short sleeves or tanks, they stand as universal symbols of strength and vigor.
The 20 bodybuilders who appear in this 25-page special training guide in the November issue of FLEX possess the 40 best arms of all time. Any such list is subjective, and a few well-armed men just missed our final cut, including Casey Viator and Mike Mentzer. Like those two, 11 of our top 20 (including Larry Scott) were at their best in the 1960s, Â70s or Â80s, while only four are currently competing.
As a taster hereÂs Larry ScottÂs program for building Olympia-winning biceps.
DonÂt miss out on seeing the other 19 top guns (and the routines that shot them to success) in the November issue of FLEX on sale now.
-- Larry Scott