One of the most common questions asked of fitness professionals is “How can I make my arms bigger”?
Fortunately, for those looking for bigger gains, sleeker muscles, or an all-around good workout sesh, there are plenty of great exercises and insider tips and tricks you can do to give your arms the exact look you are after.
Today we are going to look at different ways you can maximize your arm workout.
1. Choose the Right Equipment
Before jumping into specific exercises or tips, it is important to note that the type of equipment you use while working out your arms is going to play a large role in your success.
For example, many fitness gurus recommend sticking to free weights when you are trying to build muscle, burn fat, and tone your arms. Free weights are inexpensive, more versatile, and help even out inadequacies you might have with your non-dominant arm.
That said, it should come as no surprise that not all free weights are created equal. That’s why finding the best adjustable dumbbell for your arm workouts is crucial, before you even start sweating in the gym.
2. Use the Ball
Using a stability ball while performing arm exercises is a great way to switch things up and make your arms worker harder. Plus, you get a great core workout from balancing on the ball while trying to max out your bicep curls.
3. Change Your Grip
You can hold your adjustable dumbbells in several ways, all of which will work a different section of your arm even while performing the same exercise.
Try holding the dumbbell with your palms facing upward, palms facing downward, and even with your thumbs to the side. Just make sure you are comfortable with each exercise before going heavy to prevent injuries.
4. Hammer it Out
You may not think that a hammer curl is very effective. Or, perhaps you have never even heard of them. Regardless, know that adding in some hammer curls to your upper arm workout is going to lead to killer results if done properly.
You would never think that simply rotating your wrist on the upward curl would make a difference, but trust us, it does.
5. Go Faster
If you really want to feel the burn, try incorporating circuit training into your normal arm routine. Circuit training a fast-paced workout routine in which you perform one exercise right after another in succession with very little rest in between.
Unfortunately, many traditional bodybuilders do not prefer circuit training. For starters, they are not equipped to handle the cardiovascular pace that is circuit training. This is because traditional body building goes heavy and hard, with adequate rest in between sets.
In addition, you cannot use your max weight during circuit training, supposedly meaning “less gains” while in the gym.
That said, there are some benefits to circuit training that include:
- Short, effective workouts
- Reduces the need for traditional cardio
- Improvements in both muscular and conditioning endurance
- Work the entire body multiple times a week
- It can be done anywhere, using adjustable dumbbells
In the end, circuit training offers everyone a great wat to lose fat and maintain (or even build more!) muscle in the process. These workouts will give you more power, flexibility, and endurance than you could have ever imagined, along with beautifully toned arms.
If you are looking for amazing arms that are bigger or sleeker than ever, take advantage of the effective tips and tricks the next time it’s arm day.