Author: Jerry Hall Leo
Whether you want to tone and define weak arms so that you can
wear something sleeveless with confidence or you want to
increase muscle mass, working the muscles in the front and back
of the upper arms will help you get there.
Most people new to bodybuilding pay a lot of attention to
building big arms, sometimes to the point of overtraining.
Don't forget, the arm muscles are brought into play during most
exercises aimed at other body parts so care must be taken not to
Having said that, the arms are complex body parts in their own
right and deserve a properly focused exercise program. In basic
terms the arm consists of three main muscle groups:
1. Biceps brachii - two muscles at the front upper arm that run
from the elbow to the shoulders.
2. Triceps brachii - three muscles at the rear upper arm that
run from the elbow to the shoulder.
3. Forearm - several smaller muscles that run from the elbow to
We're really stuck on wanting to look good and that's alright,
but it's really one goal of the arm exercise benefits.
"Exercise is a body tune-up, and if we're keeping our body
exercised, we're keeping it tuned just like a car." When
working the arms, be sure to balance the body.
We tend to make the mistake of exercising only our show
muscles. And that is actually an imbalanced program. We pay too
much attention to the muscles in front of our body and not
enough attention to the back of the body.
On the most basic level, this doesn't build the whole muscle.
The reality is, if you want big arms, you've got to work both
sides of the arms. When someone flexes their biceps, it's the
whole arm that's working. The triceps are a part of that.
You should vary your grip and width when performing not only
these exercises, but all others. Why? Consider the barbell curl
as an example. Most guys tend to use a wider grip, which works
the short head of the biceps on the inside of the arm, while
forgoing a narrow grip, where the biceps' long head is
emphasized. When someone who does this places his hands on his
hips, the long head on the outside of his arm is usually small
and disproportionate compared to the inner arm. By using the
same grip or width all the time, you create an imbalance in
size and strength.
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