When I was trying to get tight and toned arms I came across many workout programs and methods that failed. Instead of leaving me with sleek, sexy arms, they left me with batwings that couldn’t take me anywhere but a world of frustration.
I found various training methods that worked - following a tempo and lowering the reps on each exercise – making these two small changes to my workouts helped me see progress that I was desperate to see.
My arms actually started to look like arms – not wings.
Then I found another arm training trick that had me hooked – knowing that I was NEVER going to have bat wings again.
Then there were days that I really didn’t want to workout. I didn’t want to go to the gym. Training arms wasn’t always my favorite thing to do.
It was always so easy to skip my workout – I needed to fix that.
I realized that I didn’t have a goal – I wasn’t working towards any purpose.
Yea, not having flabby arms anymore was a goal – but I didn’t have a solid date and I honestly needed to work towards more.
In any type of training – when trying to lose any type of weight – whether on your arms – your butt – your legs – around your waistline – you need to set goals for yourself otherwise you’ll never actually get there.
You need to give yourself a time frame – a purpose – a reason to NEVER miss a day at the gym – NEVER miss a workout.
Once you have that purpose you won’t let anything or anyone get in your way of achieving that goal. Why? Well who wants to feel failure?
I decided it was the right time to learn how to do push-ups. I could do them on my knees but it was time to be able to do a ‘real’ push-up. Not just one but 10. Not only would it feel great to be able to do 10 push-ups but trying to do push-ups everyday would help me tone my upper body and get rid of my flabby arms.
So that was my goal. I gave myself a date – 4 weeks. And I was on my way.
Everyday trying to do at least one ‘regular’ push-up then the rest on my knees. Making sure I ALWAYS did that part of my workout – even if I REALLY couldn’t get to the gym one day.
Before you knew it! I could do 11 push-ups! It was the best feeling in the world. Not to mention – the more I did push-ups and my other arm workouts – the stronger I felt and the better my arms looked.
It was the best feeling in the world! I even did a one-handed push-up the other day!! SO cool!!!
My next project – pull-ups. I want to be able to do 10.
What are your goals? What are you working towards? Leave a comment with your goals below – if I get 10 I’ll be back on Thursday with Arm Training Trick #4!
Your Questions Answered
Topic – Arm Exercises for Women
Q: What are your favorite arm exercises for women?
A: My top three favorite arm exercises that help women are probably cable push-down, overhead extensions, dips.
Q: What are the benefits of women using arm exercises?
A: Any woman that follows a training program with specific arm exercises for women will help them get rid of their flabby arms – without getting bulky. Training your arms is necessary if you want to tighten and tone this area. Lifting weights is going to be the only way for a woman to tone this area.
Q: If you could offer advice to women about training their arms what would it be?
A: TRAIN YOUR ARMS. Most women don’t train their arms because they are scared they are going to get ‘bulky’. In actuality, this is never going to happen. Using a workout program with specific arm exercises for women will help get your arms toned without getting a so called ‘bulky’ look.
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