One of the most attractive parts of the human body has always been the arms. A well-chiseled and muscular arm is a dream come true for every fitness practitioner. However, similar to the legs, the arms too require a greater push. It is not an easy proposition to build perfect arms without dropping the proverbial sweat. Bodybuilders follow an excruciating regime when it comes to the arms and fitness trainers swear by the difficulty they encounter when it comes to this incredibly essential body part. That is why, in this article, we discuss some of the basics in arm workouts.
What makes the proposition difficult is that the arm is already used to a certain degree of weight. So to get it going we would need to go beyond to what it is accustomed to.
Let us have a quick look at some of the exercises that many of us can practice getting the arm of our dream:
The Hammer Curl
This involves a dumbbell in each hand. Start from the position where your arms are placed straight beside you. Now with the dumbbell in each hand pull the arms up, the dumbbells facing upwards. Curl the biceps in the process while doing so. There are variations to this exercise. You can use both the arms at the same tie thereby increasing pressure or one at a time focusing on one bicep at a time.
Now, this strictly is not just for the arm. The cores also get worked out but since our focus is the arm, the dip is a wonderful exercise to do. Get hold of a dip and hold it both the hands now pull yourself up. Stretch your legs either to the front or bend it backward. Now go down till your arms are parallel to the bar. Go no further. There is a risk of injury beyond this point. Now back to the original posture.
Another multi-purpose exercise which gives a wholesome workout to quite a few muscle groups. Grab the bar in an inside out position, that is your grip pointing backward. Now with legs crossed pull yourself up till the bar doesn’t touch your chin. This increases the pressure on the arms and helps it create stability for the body.
Close Grip Curl
Hold the curling bar at a close grip, i.e. within shoulder length. The grip needs to facing downwards because the area of focus would have to be the forearms. Now curl slowly.
Suspension Trainer Triceps Extension
Lengthen the strap and stand underneath it. Now hold the handles with the hands respectively. Lean forward so that the triceps feel the stretch. Your palms should be facing each other behind your back. Now pull yourself back stretching yourself back as much as possible. This will not only work on you but also on your abs.