Today we’re doing the best arm workout to tone and strengthen the arms and to feel confident in your t-shirts, and tank tops.
We’ll start by toning the back of the arms, the triceps.
You may have called these muscles “bingo arms” or “bat wings”, but I like to call them “the bubble bath muscles”.
When these “bubble bath muscles” are strong and toned, they’ll not only look firmer while sporting a sleeveless outfit, but they’ll also have the power to lift you out of that bubble bath with ease.
(You’ll be as sexy as a bubble bath, and you’ll be able to lift yourself up too!) It’s a win, win!
After we’ve toned and strengthened the triceps, we’ll continue by sculpting the biceps (or the sculpted bump we’ll create in the front of your arm).
One valuable reason you exercise your biceps as well as the triceps is to create sleek muscle symmetry, which not only looks beautiful, but it reduces muscular imbalances and helps ensure your shoulder stays injury free.
Some ladies decide they only want to tone the back of the arm, because that’s where the wobble is, but unknowingly they’re creating a huge muscular imbalance that can create tight tricep muscles, and pull the shoulder out of alignment.
Which brings me to the value of sculpting and toning the shoulders. Specifically the back of the shoulders.
This is the final piece to the perfect tank top arm.
When you work the back of the shoulder it pulls you back, tightens up overstretched muscles that have become weak due to forward sitting, and most importantly, it can reduce your risk of shoulder injuries.
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The Shoulder/Hormone Connection In Women After 50:
After the age of 50 (actually, starting after the age of 40 when perimenopause begins) hormones shift creating a greater risk of shoulder injury in women.
Your thyroid hormones change: If you’ve been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, you’re at a greater risk of shoulder pain and stiffness.
Your insulin levels may change: perhaps due to shifts in another hormone, cortisol, which increases your susceptibility to insulin resistance.
If you’ve been diagnosed with type II diabetes or metabolic disease, your risk of shoulder disorders may increase by as much as 27.5%.
Estrogen levels decrease: This not only alters bone structure, increasing your risk of osteoporosis, but it also changes your tendon structure and collagen production which is needed to keep tendons healthy.
With so many possibilities for shoulder injury, I think this very best arm workout not only delivers on its promise to give you those sexy summer tank top arms but it’ll do it while creating a healthy, well rounded exercise plan that’ll help you avoid future shoulder injuries.
So, are you ready!?
Let’s get started!
- Diabetes and shoulder disorders
- Impact of oestrogen deficiency and aging on tendon: concise review
- Thyroid hormones and tendon: current views and future perspectives. Concise review