I know that I make smartass remarks about americans being arm happy from time to time and I think it’s time I come clean about something.. I have also been know to be “arm happy” in the past and had a reputaion for having big arms and the gnarliest arm routines. But I am proud to report that I have matured in life and as a lifter and take a much more balanced approach these days.
If you are doing arm training to build the muscles in your arms and upper body, then you’ll want to be sure you don’t miss some important things that will have a direct impact on your results. Take a moment to look over this arm training information and then prepare to get the muscle in your arms you have been looking for.
Ensuring the Best Arm Training Workout:
Perhaps the most important thing that many people overlook during a workout is that they don’t exercise their muscles equally. To ensure that your body tones up properly, you will need to ensure that you are working both your biceps and triceps equally. By doing that, your arm training is going to give you more natural looking muscles that are proportioned properly.
Take Gradual Steps:
Gradual steps are important to keep building on your muscles. That means if you can only handle 40 pounds for these muscles right now, work with that amount. But keep adding on five extra pounds ever so often to build your maximum lift to avoid your muscles from becoming accustomed to this weight and never going beyond that.
Keep Your Muscles Guessing:
You’ll find that it is a good idea to workout different muscles at different times and to setup an exercise routine in advance. This will help you to avoid overexerting the different muscles in your body. The added bonus is that your arm muscles are going to grow during the downtime as they repair and that will help you to reach your goals faster than a person who exercises the same muscles seven days a week. After all, your muscles will need the time to regenerate.
Light Stretching Between Sets:
When you are doing your arm training, it will be important that you take short rests between sets to stretch your muscles. This will help them to avoid injury and to improve their growth. This should last at least a minute between each set. Of course, you will find that this is a smart route to go, even when you are exercising other muscles in the body as well.
It will be important that you understand that the results you have with your arm training should never be compared to someone else. If you are lifting to improve your strength and appearance, then you need to focus on your individual results. While someone else at the gym might be able to lift 100 pounds, that is fine for them, but your 40 pounds will be just as admirable. After all, you are working on improving your health and fitness level each time you work out and that is part of what arm training is.
Ready to take your arm training to the next level?