February 1, 2013
In this newsletter . . .
A Senior Follows
Peary Rader's Bigger
Arms in a Day
I received an interesting note the other day. Barry is a 67-years-old subscriber to The Gray Iron Fitness Newsletter. He read about “Build Bigger Arms in a Day the Peary Rader Way” in the January 1st newsletter and decided to try the workout. In a minute, I’ll let him tell you the story.
But first, let me give you a quick summary of how the bigger arms program works. Here is what you do: for one 12-hour period, you do a brief arms workout, every-hour-on-the-hour. If you would like to try it yourself, you can find the details in the December 1, 2012 newsletter here.
Now here is Barry’s account of his experience with the Build Bigger Arms in a Day workout:
“I finally got around to trying out the Peary Rader way of building bigger arms, as mentioned in your recent newsletter. As my arms could have done with some development, I thought it was worth a try when other methods seemed to be stubborn.
“My method was a resistance band, of medium strength. I did curls followed immediately by triceps push-downs. (10 each, each session.) I followed rigidly from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the hour every hour.
“I measured the arms not long after I finished the last session and I had thought that even though I didn't keep an accurate record of my measurements, I still did have a rough idea and I believed that there could have been half to a full cm in growth.
“Then about two hours after I had finished the last session and was in bed I felt each bicep and I was amazed at the pump which had come on after concluding. I had never had this size before in my life.
“So I again measured this morning and I would say definitely there was some growth in girth, not to mention how hard they felt.
“I will adopt your recommendation not to do any weight work for two days following (as I did abstain before). I can feel faint stresses on the upper body today.
“So at 67 years I was very pleased with this exercise. Perhaps you may wish to comment on how other blokes have gone with it, either to me individually or in your next newsletter.” --Barry
I realize the idea that someone can add arm size in single day may sound like a snake oil sales pitch. That's understandable. But Peary Rader was certainly no con man. In fact, he was the farthest thing from it. He was a good, honest man.
I first read about the program decades ago in his then highly respected Iron Man magazine. (The magazine was sold when he retired in 1986.)
That said, the bigger arms in a day program is not, however, a method for beginners. But if you already have some strength training under your belt and would like to give it a try, you can read about how to go about it in the December 1, 2013 newsletter. I think you'll have fun, and may be pleasantly surprised with the results. If you decide to try it, please let me know what you think.
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