Arm Strength Training


Okie dokie!

So I’ve looked into it and I’ve decided to start with some arm strength training first instead of crunches like I had originally planned given that it has always been my biggest problem area.  I figure I’ll do these every other day for the next 2 weeks and then I’ll add some shoulder strength training to the mix for another 2 weeks, which will put me at right under a month of arm/shoulder strength training before I get into other areas of concentration.

These are the 6 Arm Strength Training exercises that I am going to start off with.  I’ve pretty much only got dumbbells at the moment (2lbs, 3lbs, 5lbs, 8lbs, and 10lbs) so I figured I should find exercises that use what I’ve got!  I’m gonna start off with only doing 1 set of 8-10 reps on the first day, tomorrow.  Depending on how I am feeling after I’ve done 1 set of each exercise, will determine when/if I add another set.  While I want to push myself to the limit, I don’t want to pull any muscles which will cause me to have to stop working out due to the need for recovery.  Wish me luck for tomorrow’s walk and beginning arm strength training!  🙂

Arm Strength Training

Overhead Dumbbell Extensions
(Triceps)
Overhead Tricep Extension
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Dips

(Triceps)
Tricep dips
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Bent-over Kickbacks
(Triceps)
Bent-over Tricep Kickback
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Hammer Curls
(Biceps)
Bicep Hammer Curls
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Concentration Curls

(Biceps)
Concentration Curls
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Zottman Curls
(Biceps/Forearms)
Zottman Curl

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6 thoughts on “Arm Strength Training

  1. If you want your arms to become thinner, you shouldn’t train for more strength. You should choose a weight that allows you to do 15-20 repetitions and 3-4 or even 5 sets. If you do your training slowly you minimize the risk of an injury. Doing only one set will do you no good as will trying to build up your muscles because it can have the reverse effect of making your arms bigger. This is something you might wanna consider. Of course you can ignore all of the above and still train for more strength if that really is your primary goal. Anyways, I wish you all the best!

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    • I am all for suggestions, so please do share them! I’m not looking to build too much strength, more so to reduce the chub. I know not to use too heavy of a weight to keep from building too much muscle, and my reasoning behind only doing such a small small amout of reps in the beginning is to get familiar with the movements and make sure that I’m doing them correctly. Thank you so much for the insight! I will definitely use it as I move forward!

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      • If you want to get familiar with the movement you should do more sets/reps. To do them correctly, do them slowly and observe yourself in a mirror.
        You’re very welcome and if you need any help, suggestions etc. feel free to let me know!

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