One type of exercise that a bodybuilder should never have trouble finding are arm exercises. There are tons of different lifts and exercises for every part of the arm from the shoulders to the wrists, and almost every muscle in the arm has not one, but multiple different styles of weight lifting that allows you to not only build bulk, but to constantly challenge each and every muscle so your body doesn’t adapt and stop you in your attempts to continue to bulk up.
What more, is that very similar motions or exercises can affect different parts of the body and your arms depending on how the bench is moved or inclined. There are dozens and dozens of ways to work out your arms, and arm exercises are among the most popular because they are not only some of the easiest weight lifting exercises to perform, but they are also many of the easiest to learn. Aside from that, arm exercises show results more quickly than many other forms of bodybuilding
Arm exercises are also some of the most popular exercises out there. Bicep curls, triceps extensions, and the famous bench press are three of the most popular and well known exercises. These are often the very first weight lifting exercises that teenage athletes learn, and remain mainstays of arm exercises because they are very effective in making arms stronger.
There are different variations of these exercises, and the differences in reps and sets can make even the same exercises have radically different results. No matter what type of a gym you go into, when you hit the weight sections there are going to be more arm lifts going on, and more machines based around arm lifts, than any other type of equipment. Since arms are often one of the most visible parts of the body, having good looking arms is a very high priority for most individual males, whether they are pro bodybuilders or amateurs who just want to strengthen up a little.
Free weights, dumbbells, bench presses, and arm exercise machines are consistently the largest section of virtually any gym you walk into. People exercise to get into good health, and to get noticed…and not necessarily in that order. Arm exercises are going to help you get noticed far more quickly than back exercises or leg exercises. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t exercise the rest of your body like back, shoulders, chest, and legs, but arms will most likely get noticed the most quickly and so they are sure to remain among the most popular.
One major caveat of arm exercises is that they have to be done correctly with proper technique. Sometimes the person working out does the technique wrong because they are working with too much weight – usually because of the misconception that using more weight will speed up the process (it won’t if it’s too much) or because they’re trying to impress someone in the gym. Don’t make these mistakes. You’ll get hurt and set yourself back months.
Use the right arm exercise techniques, and you’ll be much happier with the results.