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How to better train your arms

Let's examine the upper arm's anatomy now. The triceps and the biceps are the two muscle groups that make up the upper arms. The triceps have three heads, compared to the biceps' two.

A different workout can be used to strike each head. For instance, a variety of workouts could target the same head while working the biceps. Learn the workouts that target each arm muscle in order to avoid making this mistake.

Change up the reps and weights.

Muscle fibers in the arms come in a variety of sorts. High reps and heavy weights affect some fibers differently. Change your workout methods sometimes to obtain maximal hypertrophy.

Start with a heavy weight/low rep regimen for a few weeks, then switch to a lighter weight/high rep routine.

Train wisely

You won't necessarily advance if you stick to a rigorous regimen every day. The regimen should only be used as a training guide.

I suggest this because there are many outside variables affecting your recuperation and muscular development (such as everyday stress for example). Give your arms an extra day of rest if you're feeling tired and your arms are tired.

Boost variety

Every time you exercise your back, chest, and shoulders, you indirectly exercise your arms. You employ the same movement patterns and nearly identical rep and set patterns for these sessions.

For this reason, when you train your arms independently, they require a different exercise.

Once more, experiment with varying your rep range (from 5 to 15 reps) and using different motions than when working out your larger body parts.

The rotational principle

The first exercise you perform for every body area is the most beneficial because you are at your best at the start of the session. Several athletes begin their sessions with the same exercise.

Nonetheless, you should frequently switch up the order of the movements in your workout to create varied stimulation.

For instance, if you began your arm training with a narrow grip bench press the previous time, you may begin your following session with triceps dips or skull crushers.

Think about adjusting the grip breadth for the biceps. The next time you work your biceps, if you began your workout with a wide grip curl the previous time, try a close grip curl.

The progression principle

As they say, bigger muscles are stronger muscles. Likewise the strength of a muscle usually always increases with its growth. You must increase both the weights you lift and the number of reps you perform for this reason.

By forcing the muscles to adapt to the new challenge you are placing on them, you are really making the muscles grow bigger.

Here's an illustration: Choose a weight that you can complete 10 reps or until failure. Try to raise the reps over the course of three to four exercises while performing a set of 12 with the same weight.

Increase the weight by 2-4 lbs and continue this entire process once you can complete 12 full reps with this weight.

But don't go overboard.

Sure, you should add weight to your lifts, but doing so has potential drawbacks as well. An attempt to put more strain on your arm muscles than you can take might result in poor technique and, ultimately, an injury.

Always choose a weight that you can lift with proper technique for a number of Complete reps.

You are probably employing too much weight if you are "throwing" and "jerking" the weights. Reduce the weight a little bit and attempt to perform slow, controlled repetitions (2-4 seconds down, 1 second up).

At the top, pause

During an exercise, most muscle fibers shorten during the moment of peak contraction. The peak contraction is regarded as the best training stimulus because of this.

For this reason, you must always move through the entire range of motion and stop and squeeze at the exercise's apex.

Under Stress

Trainees usually start to relax their arms during biceps curls when their elbows are fully extended. The biceps become less tense as a result of this activity.

By not fully extending (locking) the elbows at the start of the movement, you can make the workout more intense by keeping your biceps under stress throughout the time.

The triceps are the same way. If you lock your elbows at the height of the exercise, all of the stress leaves your triceps and moves to your elbow joint and bones.

By resisting the urge to lock the elbows when the arms are completely extended, you can maintain tension in the muscles rather than the joints.