that will Strengthen and Tone your Arms ... and more!
I was looking at postings on arm exercises on a
bodybuilder forum when I came across this question:
"How do male gymnasts have such
big arms?Does anyone know how they have such big arms...like 18" bis.
If they train them everyday...how do they grow so big? They all have
small frames w/ huge arms."
An interesting question, don’t you think? Like most gym going
muscleheads, he does betray an attitude that I don’t agree
with. Meaning, he’s more concerned about the size
of his arms, as opposed to how
strong and functional
they are. Nonetheless, the question is
valid. How do gymnasts develop their arms without lifting weights? Here
are some of the better and more insightful answers he received:
Some Possible Answers
"... a person working out arms
is directly straining just the bi/tri muscle, where as a gymnast is
going to be doing bodyweight movements that require the cooperation of
the entire muscular system to perform it. So a gymnast isn’t
going to over train their muscles because they are not directly
training single muscles"
" I love the way they look, because they make all the experts
look wrong [my emphasis added].They train the same
bodyparts everyday and never lift heavy weights. And, yet they seem to
have muscles most people would kill for. Crazy."
" The guy with the biggest arms
on this years US team was in this month's Men's Health and he never
lifts he only does training that involves his own bodyweight."
is ... You Don't need
If you’ve learned anything at all from reading this site, you
will already know the truth that these bodybuilder guys above are only
beginning to grasp. If you want strong, functional arms, you
don’t need to do arm exercises like bicep curls or triceps
extensions. Just like animals in the wild, the only weight you need to
work is your own. Performing natural, animal-like movements will give
you all the strength and size you need. What’s more, as
you’re training your body in a way that is consistent with
man’s evolution, the strength will be functional as well.
If you are interested in acquiring the natural
animal like strength and muscle tone of a gymnast, here are some arm
exercises you can try:
Exercises – Power Cat Pushup
If you haven’t done any kind of arm
exercise for a long time, start with this simple exercise. It will help
strengthen and tone your arms, shoulders, and chest.
Exercises – One Leg In Air Push-Ups
This is as close as you can get to performing a
one armed pushup without actually doing it. It’s a great
exercise for developing powerful arms and shoulders.
Hindu Pushups will not only strengthen your arms,
will build your back, chest, and shoulders as well. It is among the
best bodyweight exercises you can do.
Fitness - Natural Bodyweight Exercises for Men and Women
This eBook is
bodyweight exercises that will not only give you powerful arms, but
will work the rest of your body as well. This is the key to natural
training. Your body doesn't want to be trained with isolating motions.
It wants to be trained as a whole. This item is now available from
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In this eBook, I outline a series of exercises
actually based on animal movements. If you want to be as
as a gorilla, doesn't it make sense to train a little like him as
well? This item is now available from Amazon.com as well. To
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are an incredibly effective form of natural exercise that can be done
by anyone anywhere. My Power Isometrics course also contains many
fantastic exercises for strengthening the back. This program, both in
book and DVD format is now available from Amazon.com. You can take a
look by selecting the widget above or by clicking HERE (for the book)
(for the DVD)
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