hm00376_The following article is a small excerpt from one of my books.  I hope you’ll want to learn more and let me help you to get into the best shape of your life.

There are a lot of muscles in the arm, but what we really need to concentrate on are three areas; the biceps, triceps and forearms.

The biceps muscle is a two jointed muscle (elbow and shoulder) and to get the best development of the biceps muscle, it is necessary to get the most effective action you can at the elbow. Proper exercises require you to be able to stabilize your shoulder, and not allow it to swing when performing biceps exercises.

The triceps muscle covers about two thirds of your upper arm and consists of three muscles. The long head, lateral head and medial head. These three muscles function as a group to extend your elbow. The triceps is an important muscle to develop because it is involved in reaching movements, pushing movements, pressing movements and extending movements.

To finish off your arm workout, you should develop the wrist and forearms. Since the wrist and forearms are involved in a lot of your other exercises, you should keep these exercises for the end of your workout. Your forearm muscles help to control your fingers, wrist and elbows.

Toned arms often reflect an active lifestyle and help to prevent repetitive use injuries. Some of the better arm exercises like, curls, extensions and pushdowns are described in proper detail in the book‘Get Fit Stay Fit’. Women who also weight train can usually double their strength without the worry of gaining huge muscle mass.

I know you want to get in shape and look great.  Whatever your fitness goal…to slim down…gain muscle…tone your arms or flatten your tummy…I’m here to help you accomplish your goals and to improve your fitness level. If you have enjoyed this article and the many other free features on my site, and would like some more comprehensive information such as fitness books and CD’s to aid you in achieving your health and fitness goals, please visit my ONLINE STORE where you will find innovative natural health and beauty products to help you become the BEST YOU CAN BE !