Do you know that arm exercise routines not only help tone and firm up your arm muscles, but they also make your arm stronger? If you have ever seen a movie where a special forces soldier is lifting an enemy out of the air with just his forearms, then you already know how effective this can be. This is why it is important for you to train your arms on a regular basis.
Train your arms twice a week. Depending on what kind of workout routine you follow, you use those arm workouts either in the middle of upper-arm exercises or on days when you do not work out your upper arm muscles at all. This way, your muscles are never so tired to help out larger, stronger muscles in the routine. You see, in order for your muscles to grow, they need the right kinds of stimulation in order to stimulate the right growth.
A Flabby Arm
For example, let’s say that you want to get rid of a flabby arm. You would start by doing some sets of push ups, sit ups and pull-ups. Doing these arm exercise routines three times a week is ideal. After about two weeks, you should be able to notice some visible changes. Your muscles should have grown a bit and become firmer as well.
Now, if you want to tone up your chest and build big pecs like a bodybuilder, you have to do the same thing. You need to do your trx chest workouts every other day as well as your arm exercise routine for pecs on alternate days. If you are a beginner, I recommend that you start out with ten minutes of treadmill workouts followed by arm workouts. After two weeks, add a few more minutes of cardio for a total workout of thirty minutes. Remember, you want to strike a balance between building muscle and burning fat so it is important to follow your fitness level with respect to the length of your workouts.
The next thing that you will want to add into your workout routine is circuit training. Circuit training will allow you to add many different exercises to one workout that will improve your results. Some circuit training workouts include push ups, pull ups, dips, bicycle crunches, reverse crunches and even uphill bicycle crunches. The best part is that you can do these exercises in any order that you choose as long as you are going for only two minutes. What’s more is that when you add in compound movements, such as squats and dips, you will also increase your muscular endurance.
When doing your exercise, make sure to gradually lower the weights until your arms are at their starting position. Then, as you raise them, make sure to gradually lower them again. This is called interval training and it is very effective at sculpting your body. For example, if you’re doing bench presses, you should start out with ten reps of twelve reps.
There are some exercises that focus on your triceps, which may seem strange because most people think of arms and shoulders when it comes to building muscle. However, triceps are actually the largest muscle group in your body and they work with your shoulder. Therefore, the triceps exercises that work these large muscles need to be done before shoulder exercises. For the best results, do not do more than three sets of ten reps of each exercise once you’ve worked the area with dumbbells. After that, add weight. The triceps will benefit from being stretched and then brought back to their starting position.
Your next exercise should be a combination of compound exercises and trx exercises. A trx suspension band is one of the most effective suspension machines you can use for upper body workouts. A suspension band is a piece of metal that has an end that links to a chair. You put the suspension band around something that you want to tone, like your bicep or your stomach. Now whenever you bend over to pick something up with your hand, you put the suspension band between your hands and when it compresses with tension, it tightens on your muscles, helping to tone them.