Best Arm Exercises

If people wish to increase the size of their upper biceps muscle dramatically, then they should look no further than the preacher curl. The preacher curl is one of the best arm muscle building exercises and also one of the easiest exercises to perform. This exercise got its name due to the body posture adopted whilst carrying out the movement relating to a preacher leaning over a pulpit. The preacher curl exercise predominantly works the upper biceps muscle, with some minor resistance on the forearm flexors.

It is important to keep in mind that while performing this exercise that the arms should be positioned in front of the body and that people are leaning forward slightly. Always people should ensure that their elbows are in full contact with the bench throughout the movement and concentrate the feeling directly onto their biceps. Firstly the exercises to build arm muscle are simple and for beginners who need to start with a solid foundation in arm-building fundamentals in order to achieve long-term success from their biceps, triceps and forearm workouts. Though the arm exercises are simple, this of course, does not mean that they are actually that easy. The simplicity of the exercise lies in the intuitive benefits that come from each arm-building movement and the fact that people can do these exercises with a minimal time commitment.

Getting the most out come from these arm building exercises will still require careful attention to training technique and workout variety, the 2 keys to arm-building success that are not always easy for beginning bodybuilders. People need to select a preacher bar and load it with a moderately heavy weight one in which they are capable of performing 10 to 12 good quality repetitions. Then they should sit on the preacher bench, leaning over the angled arm pad with their elbows pinned against the pad. They need to consider the starting position, which is with the preacher bar level with the top of the chest and the biceps muscle tensed. Now in this position people should slowly lower the barb resisting strongly as they do so until their biceps muscle is fully extended and then raise the bar tensing their biceps as they do so to the starting position. This exercise should constitute one full repetition; people need to perform 10 to 12 reps and a total of four sets. On each consecutive set of exercise people should increase the weight incrementally.

Great stress should be put on the lowering phase of the muscle building exercise. This muscle building exercise is really one of the best arm exercises and people can expect rapid gains in arm muscle. As people become more experienced with this exercise they should move to the wider grip as it forces supination or a “palms up" positioning of their hands. Since the bicep muscles function primarily as a hand-supinator, the more people supinate their hands the more resistance they will place on their biceps. If they have got the potential to build biceps peaks, the preacher curls will certainly tap that potential.