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5 Popular Arm Toning Workout Routines

Aug 20, 2008
Arms are very significant in carrying on workout routines especially when doing some resistance training using barbells or machines. If your arms are not well toned up, there are chances when they cannot execute certain routines in your next set of gym visit.

These 5 Popular Arm Toning Workout Routines are used by gym goers to strengthen the arm muscles. They are mostly aimed on the triceps, biceps, rotator cuff muscles and tendons, and your wrists.

1. Bicep curl is the core of any bicep workout routines. It permits you to go intense with your weightlifting. Stand with feet apart parallel to the width of your shoulders. Lift the dumbbells upwardly.

You are also to raise your chest to make your shoulder level lower than it. Maintain a straightened back while curling your biceps by lifting the dumbbells up and down slowly. Take note that your elbows must not move in this routine. Instead, they are clipped on the sides.

2. Skull grinder is a triceps-aiming routine that must be carefully executed in order not to strain your muscles. It is advisable to take the light pounder dumbbells, say 8 o r10, as you execute this.

Lie on a bench or the floor and raise your dumbbell-holding hands beyond your head but your palms should face the ceiling as you bring your hands up. Switch the weight backwards as if you're dropping to feel the tension on your triceps. Lift up with straightened arms and lift backward beyond your head slowly.

3. Alternating dumbbell curl is effective for biceps development. You will be using one arm in every set while the other is at rest. Hold on to two dumbbells but only curling one dumbbell up and beyond your shoulder.

Do 16 repetitions before shifting to the other arm. By gradually lowering the dumbbell and spinning it until it is back to the original position will give you better muscle contractions.

4. Tight grip bench press permits you to do heavy weight but in a secured way. Just hold on to medium weight dumbbells and lie horizontal on the floor or bench. Slowly press the dumbbells up until you lock your arms. Bring them back toward your chest with the same pace up. Bounce them back up and down for 16 or 32 repetitions depending on your resistance level.

5.Rope curl is a fast builder of biceps muscles. This is well-followed by men. Using a rope, you can feel the same tension as if using the dumbbells. As you pull the rope up and toward your chest, make sure your chest is up and elbows are steady.

It is important to tone up your muscle groups especially in your arms as they are used often in any workout routines. Before you could tone your muscles up, you have to lose fat first because you might end up firming muscles with fatty surfaces apparently covering them.
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