Want big arm muscles? This guy gives you some advice!
We interviewed Ivan Kajtaz, a progressive Croatian street workout addict that gave some valuable tips on how to build more muscle in your arms.
Before you get to the interview with the tips, check out how Ivan performs the 90 Degree Push ups ;)
For a start, let us know how did you get involved in the street workout world?
I trained wrestling before and I just came to the park to do pull ups to increase my strength. I didn't even know that it was called street workout, I just saw that people do it. When I saw it I said to myself „I'm going to learn this“ and after that I saw someone doing a human flag and I wanted to learn that too. And after some time I fell in love with calisthenics!
What about your upper body routine? What does it consist of?
My upper body training contains a lot of handstand, handstand pull ups and generally everything that has to do with handstands. I also do a lot of basics exercises like weighted pull ups, weighted dips, regular push ups and a lot of sets like pull ups, muscle ups and dips in one set.
What exercises do you recommend for building your arms?
For arm muscles I recommend weighted dip and weighted pull ups – this is the best way to build your arms.
Any tips for strengthening and building arm muscle?
A tip for arm growth: Let it burn! ;) When it starts to burn stay on the bar few more seconds. Even if you cant do any more pull ups let forearms burn!
How often do you train?
I train 6 days a week: 3 days pull power and legs and 3 days press power. I train until I loose all the feeling in my muscles.
Where can we learn more about you and what you do?