The Ultimate Review Of Arm Exercises For Women, Part 10

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Are you looking for the best arm workouts for women? Well, before creating a top-tier workout, you have to know what the best exercises are.

So without further ado, here’s today’s review of arm exercises for women:

Triceps Kickbacks

triceps kickbacks

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This is the single-most overrated triceps exercise out there. Everybody recommends doing these. But if you want toned and sexy arms as quickly as possible, you are better off doing other exercises. It has three major problems. First, it’s very inefficient because you are working one arm at a time. Second, it’s very hard to maintain good form because of the position your body is in. Third, it’s impossible to use challenging weights because of the way your arm is positioned.

Technique

  1. Lean forward with knees slightly bent while maintaining a straight back.
  2. Place one hand on a support structure such as a bench.
  3. Use the other hand to grasp a dumbbell alongside your torso.
  4. Try to pull your belly button towards your spine to stabilize your back.
  5. Exhale, and bring the dumbbell up by extending your arm.
  6. Inhale, and return the dumbbell to the starting position.

Most common mistakes

  1. Not keeping the elbows frozen in place which takes stress off of the triceps.
  2. Not going all the way down and all the way up. This reduced range of motion decreases the effectiveness of the exercise.
  3. Swinging back and forth to get the weight up. This uses momentum instead of muscle to perform the movement.
  4. Not keeping the whole body tight which reduces your stability.

Sleeveless in 7 rating: 5/10

Do not fall into the trap of doing this exercise just because everybody else is doing it. There are far superior arm exercises out there.

Triceps Dips

triceps dips

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This is arguably the most prescribed exercise for getting toned arms. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most dangerous exercises because it puts your shoulders in an extremely unstable position. The amount of stress it puts on your AC joint (a joint in your shoulder) is simply unacceptable.

Technique

  1. Place your hands on the edge of a bench and your feet on the floor.
  2. Keep your chest up and abs tight.
  3. Inhale, and lower your upper body by bending your arms.
  4. Exhale, and push yourself back up.

Most common mistakes

  1. Not keeping the elbows frozen in place which takes stress off of the triceps.
  2. Letting the back curl forward which places unnecessary strain on the spine.
  3. Not going all the way down and all the way up. This reduced range of motion decreases the effectiveness of the exercise.
  4. Thrusting the torso upwards. This uses momentum instead of muscle to perform the movement.

Sleeveless in 7 rating: -1/10

I would avoid doing this exercise.

Finding the right arm workouts should not include the risk of injury. Getting the sexy arms of your dreams should be a healthy and risk-free process. So watch out for my next review!

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