I want the arms of a ken doll!
I did stronglifts for nearly a year but had to stop this passed fall semester of school due to my shitty schedule. In the mean time I took up a strength geared bodyweight routine involving one legged squats, hand stand push ups, pull ups, bodyweight rows, ab wheel, and a few others. Now my school schedule is slowing down some for the summer and i'd like to pick up stronglifts or something similar again.
Here's where my ego comes in. Before stronglifts I was doing an ill conceived bodybuilding routine i'd put together from reading books and advice from "gym guys". I managed to put on some weight and looked pretty good. Then I switched to stonglifts 5x5 and made some significant strength gains and developed my legs quite a bit for the first time.My martial arts buddies noticed my strength was improving and my gym buddies said I looked smaller which I noticed as well. I personally don't care if i'm big or not, well kind of.
What I want is a strength routine similiar to stronglifts but i'd like to add a little arm work for the sole reason of vanity with the possible benefit of added arm strength. Yes, i've read all of stronglifts and I know they say the bench and blah blah blah is all you need for arms. I've decided I want stronger bigger arms so **** stronglifts i'm gonna work my arms some dammit!
Pavel has some great recommendations for arm exercises and he's the man. He also says the bench is great for arms but he does give some good arm specific advice. My problem is that Pavel is a little advanced for me and i'm not sure how to fit his arm training recomendations into an entire routine.
Does anyone have any QUALIFIED/EXPERIENCED advice on adding some arm greared toward strength work into a whole body strength routine? What I don't want is people giving me advice they think will work but haven't tried or experienced. I also don't want people to tell me to forget arms altogether. There's gotta be a way to work strength and develop my arms a little more.