Most people in the lifting game are in it to increase muscle mass and “get big”. There’s no denying that many of the men and women lifting on a regular basis are also looking to increase raw strength but aesthetic gains are often the real carrot on the stick. Who doesn’t want to look great naked?
The path to more lean muscle is made of regular lifting, either by the use of free weights or machines, and careful dieting ensuring the right caloric and macro (protein etc.) intake. In this article we will be taking a look at the pursuit of bigger biceps in particular and whether or not only lifting dumbbells is enough to make this goal a reality.