Tips for Weight Training to Build Better Arms
Regardless if you are a man or woman, having toned arms always looks good. While various exercises can effectively help you achieve toned arms, there are specific arm workouts that are easy to add to your routine in order to achieve definition in your arms and especially your biceps and triceps. Letís take a look at some of the best tips for weight training when your goal is to build better arms.
1. Don't Cheat.
When you start an exercise routine, itís very common to Ďcheatí. This might be done consciously, or it may simply be that you are not allowing your body to get the most out of your workout because you arenít using the proper form, holding exercises long enough, completing enough reps or using the right amount of weight. To make your arm workout effective, donít cheat. Not only does cheating mess up your form and reduce results, it also puts you in a position to increase your chances of getting injured.
Itís a good idea to work with a trainer your first time out in order to learn proper form and reduce your chances of industry, but here are a few general tips to keep in mind. Keep your elbows at your sides when you are doing various arm workouts. You want to isolate your arm muscles, including your biceps and triceps, instead of utilizing your body's momentum in order to move the weight. This is true whether you are doing extensions or curls.
2. Go To Failure.
To get the most out of your arm workout, lift to failure. The best number of repetitions for building muscle is around 8 to 12 reps. However, if you are consistently doing 8-12 reps for each exercise for months on end, your body is going to completely adapt to the routine and your muscles are not going to get enough work to effectively build new muscle. Once you feel as though you have hit a plateau, begin bumping the weight up. If you are beginning to fail sooner than you would like with the new weights, simply get a spotter and have him/her help you get a few more reps in safely. It is also a good idea to opt for larger and heavier weights in the beginning of your workout and progress to lighter weights as you get more fatigued.
It is important to consistently push your workouts to failure in order to help muscles grow. This will not only help you achieve great results, but it will also help to ensure that you do not get stuck in a plateau.
Great arms can be yours if you work hard and consistently try to take your workout to the next level. Remember not to cheat, work to failure and above all, listen to the advice of a qualified trainer. Doing this will help you to develop the biceps and triceps you have been hoping for and a sleek new appearance that is perfect for bathing suit season.
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