Your biceps don’t just flex your elbow; they also are a supinator your forearm. So, if we want to achieve maximal biceps recruitment when performing bicep curls with either a dumbbell or cable, we must do so in a manner that involves both elbow flexion and forearm supination. This can be achieved by holding the handle in a unique way that you’re likely not currently doing.
The perfect combination for activating all of the upper arm muscles. You should try to do the exercise with a controlled velocity, but without “cheating” by swinging the hips to help thrust the weights upward. If you cannot maintain good form during the exercise, you should choose a lighter dumbbell.
Big, defined arms are the first things most people notice about a well-developed physique. That’s why FitnessRx for Men examined the science behind what it really takes to get big guns.
I am willing to bet my pitiful 401k that anyone who has set foot into a gym has done triceps press down. Girls and boys, young and old, hordes of people have slaved away in front of it, praying to the mighty cable. And yet, well-developed triceps are rare but blown out elbows are not.
How can I obtain a little more strength and shape in my biceps without adding another 45 minutes to my workout? Your answer lies in accentuating the natural shape of the biceps by challenging it to contract in the optimal positions in which it was designed to work.
This exercise is safe, effective and excellent for hitting all three heads of the triceps on each repetition.
The key to developing bigger, fuller triceps is to train them from all angles. With these 5 triceps movements in your exercise arsenal you can revamp your arm training and blow up your triceps.
While the standard barbell curl is one of the most effective movements for building your arms, it’s important to supplement this movement with other bicep targeting exercises to make sure you are hitting your arms from all angles. With these 5 bicep exercises in your chamber you can be sure to sculpt a set of guns that are always locked and loaded.
Are you fully training your arms? Most guys think they are but overlook a very important area of the arms - and neglecting this is a huge mistake, because when you build up this crucial area of your biceps it will add significant size and substance to your arms. What is this mystery muscle?
If you’re looking to fill out your arms, you obviously can’t neglect your triceps - they make up about 2/3 of your upper arm. We get it – biceps are the showcase muscle. But in order to build perfectly sculpted arms, you have to give equal time to your triceps.