I’m a young dude and young dudes like to have a nice set of arms.
OK, I’m sorry I used the word dude…and I’m really sorry I used it twice.
But it’s true. All guys, especially the young guys, like to have a nice set of strong arms and to be totally honest ladies love it when their guy has a set of strong arms.
But the ladies don’t get left out of the arms equation because I don’t think I’ve ever come across a lady who didn’t want sexier, more toned arms.
They wanted to get rid of the jiggle on their underarms…some call them “bye-bye arms” and I’ve even heard the term “batwing arms”, which doesn’t paint a very pretty picture.
So it’s probably no surprise that as a trainer I get asked by a lot of guys and ladies for a really great arms workout.
They want to know what my arms workout looks like and I really can’t blame them.
A weak looking or flabby set of arms doesn’t look very good. I’m sorry to say that, and I’m sorry if you took offense to my vanity, but it’s true. Everybody looks, and feels, better when they have a great looking set of arms so it’s no surprise that everybody wants a great arms workout.
But what does a great arms workout look like?
Is it filled with nothing but bicep curls and triceps pressdowns or kickbacks?
No, no, no a great arms workout does not include lots of those exercises. They are included, but there are other, more important exercises that need to be included as well.
Take this arms workout for example.
Oh, by the way, before I move on I think you should know that the arms workouts I design for guys and gals don’t differ that much. In fact most of them are the same, the only difference is the resistance used.
I know that may sound weird, but trust me on this one. I’ve designed thousands of workouts over my career and not once have I ever seen a reason to give a lady a different arms workout than a guy. The anatomy isn’t any different so why should the workout be?
Anyway, back to what a good arms workout looks like.
I always include these types of workouts at the end of a regular fat loss workout because working the arms is kind of like putting icing on a cake. If the rest of the cake is horrible, then what point is it spending lots of time on the icing?
I think that’s a bad analogy but hopefully you get the point.
So here’s an add-on arms workout I just designed for a guy client. Remember to do this workout after your regular fat loss workout.
Perform it as a circuit moving from one exercise to the next and only resting 20 seconds after the third exercise before repeating the circuit 2 or 3 more times for a total of 3 or 4 sets.
1) Close Grip DB Chest Press – 12 reps
2) Close Grip Chin-up – 6-8 reps
3) DB Triceps Extension – 15 reps
Here’s another one I just designed for a lady client:
1) Close Grip Push-up – 12 reps
2) DB Bicep Curl – 8 reps
3) DB Triceps Extension – 8 reps
If you do those 2 add-on arms workouts correctly, use proper form and a slow tempo your arms should be screaming at you by the time you’re done. And if you include those workouts after your regular workout for a few weeks you’ll notice a huge difference not only in the way your arms look but in the way they feel and how strong you’ve become.
Just remember to make sure the weights you use are heavy enough to make the exercise difficult. If the arms workout calls for 8 reps, you shouldn’t be able to do 15.
So give one of those arms workouts a try the next time you do your fat loss workouts and see what happens. Who knows in a few short weeks you just may notice some big changes.
Have a great day!
P.S. – If you want to see the pictures and descriptions for those exercises head to www.fatlosstogo.com/arms_workout.html