Want Arms Like Mark Wahlberg? Do These 3 Arm Exercises

Mark Wahlberg

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If your goal is to build big arms and boulder shoulders, you are not alone.  If you think of the most famous hollywood studs with the best arms, it won’t take you long to think of Mark Wahlberg. 

Although getting arms like Marky Mark may seem impossible, the reality is that Wahlberg is just like you, he gets jacked one rep at a time. 

The key to getting arms worth showing off is by making sure you establish a well balanced upper body and back workout routine. Once you have the routine down, it is important to complete reps with full ranges, even if this means to have to start with lighter weight and less reps before building up to your full potential.

Here are some great exercises that will help you build both a routine and lead you to stronger arms, back, and finally those boulder shoulders. 

1. Upright Barbell Row

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Man performing upright row | Source: iStock

Barbell rows are great workouts to target not only your shoulders but also your back, biceps, abs and delts says Muscle & FitnessWith exercises that target multiple muscle groups, getting all benefits is dependent on your overall form.

According to the site to complete this workout, grab a loaded barbell with an overhand grip.  Then, with your legs shoulder width apart pull the barbell up towards your chest.  Control the weight and keep it as close to your body as possible.  Bring the weight only up to your chest, hold it there for a few seconds then bring it down in a controlled manner. 

Once you have the basic movement down, you can experiment with weight and reps.  Also, always remember that all muscle groups are properly warmed up before trying to complete this exercise.