by Kris Pitcher
I've seen your giant purse, and I've seen you doing biceps curls in the gym with the 5lb dumbbells. Guess what? Yesterday you read about the overload principle...so you tell me if you might want to increase the stimulus of those curls?
Strong and sleek arms are a combination of toned, lean muscles. We achieve this by (broken record) eating healthfully - meaning clean meals, 5-6 times per day, drinking plenty of water, skipping the sugar, eating complex carbs (in the right amounts), enjoying a few cups of green tea each day, and preparing wholesome food.
Getting plenty of quality sleep goes a long way too. Couple this with 5 to 6 days of cardio each week, getting 30 to 60 minutes (combined total on each of those days), and you'll be on your way to beautiful biceps!
In the photo, she's doing a cable preacher curl, just another way of doing it. But please visit the American Council on Exercise for the Dumbbell Preacher Curl. I like the dumbbell because you'll be focusing on one arm at a time.
Mind/muscle focus is key to success in the weight room. Now, you've got two new exercises to incorporate into your arm routine...or to begin your arm routine. Put in the work, and you'll love the benefit of sleek toned arms. I'm thinking tank tops!
Dumbbell Preacher Curl - Arms - Get Fit Exercise Library - American Council on Exercise