Many people have nagging questions in their mind before starting an exercise routine. Some successfully find the answers they are looking for because they have a clear idea of what they want; while some find answers but eventually ask follow up questions because they are complete strangers to the industry; still some ask too much that even before the initial questions are answered they already have a follow-up question in hand, probably because they know too much or they don’t really want to know the answer.
But the fact of the matter is people’s concern in 2012 about muscles, workouts, nutrition, and supplements most usually coincide with one another, and even turn out to be the same. So, let’s try to answer here a few of these frequently asked questions, particularly about the arm muscles and how to improve them.
What are the biceps? What are the triceps?
When you stand straight with your arms on your side, palms facing in, the upper arm muscle in front of you is the biceps, while behind it is the triceps. These are two (2) different muscle groups, therefore requiring different exercise routines to improve. But more often than not, majority of the bicep exercise routines available fortunately work out both of the upper arm muscles simultaneously.
Can I train my biceps without weights?
In a word: yes. It is possible to do away with big, heavy, and usually even dangerous weight lifting tools such as the dumbbells and barbells. Resistance training is the proper way of calling these exercises that do not employ the use of weights in training the arms, but instead uses resistance bands. These bands are like rubber bands fashioned in a way that they are strong enough to resist breakage, resistive enough not to stretch easily, but flexible enough to allow much movement using it. However, they require just as much caution in using, so it’s best to never let your guard down.
How can I strengthen my triceps?
As mentioned earlier, a lot of bicep workout routines typically work for the triceps as well. However, if you want to isolate the triceps and focus the workout on that part alone, then all you have to do is modify the bicep routines so that the strain is put in the triceps instead of the biceps. To modify bicep routines, the initial position of the lower arm should be raised at 90 degree angle with the biceps. The key to working out the muscle this way is by then curling out the lower arm or away from the biceps; this way, you should be feeling the burning sensation in the triceps, instead of the triceps. This is the simplest and best way of improving the triceps using bicep routines.
Can push-ups really workout my arms?
Truth of the matter is, yes indeed. Although, the push-ups is not necessarily targeted for the arms, but instead for the chest muscles, also known as the pectorals major. Push-up is a difficult exercise requiring established strength, stability, and stamina. It is most recommended for experts, but amateurs could well try it, but only with the supervision of a professional so as to secure and maintain proper form throughout the routine.
Hopefully this article was able to answer and sort out some of the most commonly distorted information about the upper arm muscles. If you have further inquiries, especially more specific ones, seeking a professional’s advice wouldn’t hurt; it is rather the best idea—especially in helping you personalize a program that has the best bicep workout with the healthiest muscle building diet.