Get familiar with these machines to guarantee svelte arms, says Nav Mahay, personal trainer at The Third Space gym. Do three sets of 15 reps on each.
Madness to use machines over free weights! Using free weights whilst standing for arm exercises means that the core muscles will be used for stability. Free weights also mean that more plans of motion and ranges of movement can be utilised. Free weights also promote proprioception.
This article should have been shoulder press or hammer curl to press or arnolds or clean to press or jerk to press or over head squat or military press
Then tricep dips or skull crushers or tricep kick backs or close grip bench press.
The biceps could easily be integrated with the shoulders saving time! Hammer curls and bicep curls are better than preacher because of the increased range of motion and the fact that the core muscles will be working (if stood).
Best thing with using free weights most of the above could be done with a squat or lunge, for example overhead squats or curls with squats or lunges giving a whole body work out. Cuban presses, YTWLs etc are much better in my opinion, more muscles, less time!
Can't believe machines are being promoted this way, yes they're easier to use but they don't match the benefits of free weights.
Posted: 22/06/2011 at 17:50
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