On the hunt for the best arm workouts for women? 8 for toned, strong arms, according to expert PT's (Marie Claire)
Posted: Apr 19, 2023 in In the News
This article originally appeared in Marie Claire on April 19, 2023.
On the hunt for the best arm workouts for women? 8 for toned, strong arms, according to expert PT's
By Chloe Gray
You might come up short when you search for the best arm workouts for women. While strength training for women has become more and more popular, most of the focus is on leg exercises and glute exercises, rather than bicep exercises and tricep exercises. But building a stronger upper body is just as important as building muscley legs, FYI.
Studies, including a paper from the Journal of Applied Physiology, show that women typically have less muscle in the upper body than their lower body, although whether this is a result of physiology or training preferences isn’t known. Either way, it’s important to develop muscle strength in your arms.
"Whether you're picking up a baby from a cot or carrying a suitcase up the stairs, upper body strength is fundamental," says Nancy Best, founder of Ladies Who Crunch. "The more our bodies build stability and power in all movements and muscle groups, the more we can minimise our chances of injury."
According to a study from the American Council on Exercise, the triangle press up is the exercise that most activated the triceps. By placing the hands close together rather than far apart, the triceps are used more than the chest, which makes it the perfect way to mix up your upper body workouts for variety and tricep strength.
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