Great Arm Workouts You Can Do At Home
A lot of people do not have a cheap gym membership or there is not a good gym in their area. Or, they mostly want to life weights and run, and run around their neighborhood. There is no point to a gym membership for weightlifting if you can set up a weight set inside your home. As long as you have enough room, weight sets are not really that expensive at all. What you can do to save even more money is to buy adjustable weight sets. These are much better than fixed weights or sand weights (which often break and get sand on your floor) because you can add more weight onto them as you get stronger and get better weightlifting technique. If you live in an apartment or move around a lot, however, it can be very annoying to carry around all those solid weights. In that case, getting water filled weights is a great choice because they can be drained and transported very easily, but they do not break and leak like sand filled weights.
Alternate muscle groups
When you exercise your muscles, what you are really doing is tearing them a little bit so that they can repair themselves later. When they repair themselves, they end up rebuilding a little bit stronger than they were before. Thus, when you lift weights, it is better to alternate muscle groups each days. That is why a lot of football players will work out their arms and upper body one day and work out their legs the next day: So that they can give their muscles some rest and give them time to repair themselves.
Work out your biceps
John Elway was a famous quarterback who hurt his right bicep at the end of his career and basically could not use it to throw but he still won the Superbowl. Your biceps are your muscles on your upper arm that are on top of your bone when you flex your arm. You can exercise them in many ways, but one good way is to use a dumb bell. When using a dumb bell, you should use one at a time so you will be working out one of your arms at a time. In a session, do three to four sets of moderately heavy weights, alternating arms after each set, and do a session every other day. I like dumb bells because they force you to balance the weight, unlike weights where you use both your biceps to lift the same weight. This strengthens your little muscles which makes them less likely to get injured since their strength will be proportional to your biceps’.
Work out your triceps
Your triceps are an important but often overlooked arm muscle. They can be worked out by using a bench press, or by laying on your back and using dumb bells. If doing the former, make sure to have somebody spot you (watch you) as you work out so that you do not accidentally pin yourself to the bench if you cannot push the bar off your chest.
This is a guest post by Murray Newlands. Murray founded the online marketing and publish relations firm Influence People in 2011. Murray is also a blogger who writes on many topics, such as health, travel, and how to monetize mobile apps.