How to Tone your Arms

tones armsMillions of people search for effective exercise methods that will tighten and tone their arms. However there are only a few who actually get the type of results that they are looking for. This may be caused by a variety of factors. Many of these factors may include improper training of the muscles. Although many people perform a variety of exercises they may not know how to effectively train. Before you begin a weight training regime you need to decide what type of look you want. Do you want lean muscle. Maybe you want to increase muscle mass. These questions are important because your decision will determine what methods you will use to train. Since in this instance we are look to tone the arms, our pursuit is in building as much lean muscle mass as possible.

Weight training to produce lean muscle will require you to lift lighter weights while performing more reps. You will also need to perform cardio or aerobic exercises a few times per week. However if you are looking to build muscle or increase muscle mass then you will need to lift heavier weights with less reps. Healthy eating is highly important during this process. Increasing muscle mass will require you to eat more. You will also need to incorporate more protein and carbohydrates into your diet. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables can give you the vitamins and nutrients that your body needs to keep up your exercise regime.

There are a variety of exercises that can help to work the arm muscles. The bicep curl is a highly effective exercise. Reversing the movement of the arm while leaning foward on a bench can target the triceps. Other exercises include the dead lift, lateral raises, tricep and the bench press. These exercises can be performed with dumbells or on an exercise machine. These exercises in combination with healthy eating habits will have your arms tightened and toned in no time.

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