Strong arms are all the rage. Ever since the 2008 elections, women have been talking about how to have strong, toned arms like Michelle Obama's. They did not come easily and to this day she has to keep up her workout routine to keep them looking great in all those sleeveless dresses. And men all over the US want to make sure they can keep up with these strong women so they are doing their best to work on their guns whether they are in the gym or exercising at home.
Well built biceps and triceps communicate strength and power. The secret to building great arms is found in balancing the biceps and triceps muscles. If you focus too much on the biceps you'll end up with underdeveloped triceps and you'll lack the symmetry needed for that sex appeal. Some of the best triceps exercises include:
Once you get a strong triceps workout, here are some exercises you can do to pump up your biceps:
And if you are the type to head to the gym to finish off your work day then you will certainly have access to all types of machines that can help you keep correct form while you are toning and shaping your arms.
Whether you are working on your forearms or your triceps, other muscle groups will be involved. This is the way it ought to be to save time at the gym. Consider combining squats with your hammer curls or calf raises in between your medicine ball slams. However you manage to incorporate your arm exercises into your workout, be sure to give them a proper day of rest so your muscles can heal and strengthen properly. This is absolutely essential when working the major muscle groups.
Finally, remember that keeping your heart rate up during your arm exercises is important. You need the aerobic element of exercising to reduce any flab that might be covering up these awesome muscles you are building. All the weights, kettle bells, and medicine balls in the world won't cause you to lose the fat that might be hanging off your arms.