Have you looked in the mirror and wished that you could see a little muscle peaking out of your T-shirt sleeves?? Yah. Same! Nothing like a good bicep to make you feel confident in summer shirt season!
Arms are one of the most underrated body parts when it comes to working out. Many people think that since they’re small, they’ll just always be that way, and there’s no need to focus on them.
We disagree. Why not have a little fun working on those pipes? Here are some ideas on how:
- Establish a new routine. If you always do the same thing, your body will adapt for a while and then stop. You’ll plateau. The weights you use, the reps and sets you do, the movements you perform, the rest you get, and the number of times you train can all be changed. You must make the appropriate adjustments at the correct times. To avoid hitting a plateau, switch up your routine at least once every four weeks.
- Eat the right foods. It’s no secret that eating healthy is essential, but what you might not know is that certain foods are better for your arms than others. Protein-rich foods like chicken and fish are great for toning muscles and fats like avocado and olive oil. Loading up on fruits and vegetables is also a good way to get your nutrients and improve overall health. And if you’re looking to increase tone and definition, you’ll need to reduce body fat. By incorporating the right foods into your diet, you can see a noticeable difference in the appearance of your arms (and every other part of your body too, of course).
- Lift heavy stuff. Lifting heavy things helps to shape and tone our muscles. So if you’re looking for some impressive arms, start lifting. Heavy. You must lift enough weight to cause the muscle to tear (Sounds scary, but it’s not. That is what it’s supposed to do). Lifting weights not only helps to tone and strengthen your muscles, but it can also improve your posture, which is essential for avoiding injuries and keeping you healthy.
- Do a variety of arm exercises. It’s no secret that the biceps are often the go-to focus when it comes to building muscle. And there’s a good reason for that – the biceps are a pretty visible muscle, and they’re relatively easy to work. While biceps are obviously prominent, don’t overlook the forearm muscles, the triceps on the back of the arm, and the lovely deltoids!
- Utilize multiple muscle groups at once. Why not get more work done in less time? This can be done by utilizing different muscle groups all at one time. For example, when doing bicep curls, you can also do tricep extensions. This will give you more bang for your buck! Other complex movements like pull-ups, push-ups, and Olympic lifting will challenge every part of your body and give you a great overall workout.
Remember, consistency is key. Making a change is never easy. In order to see results, you have to put in the hard work.
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