We all want arms that are defined, toned, and sculpted for aesthetic reasons – man or woman. It’s always exposed when we wear normal clothing such as t-shirts and tank tops, so we might as well make them look good, right? An arm calisthenic exercise regime will definitely give you what you’re looking for.
If you have flabby arms, I’m sorry to say this but the fat on your arms are one of the most difficult areas to burn off. If you want to get rid of it, you need to go through an exercise regime and diet that targets fat on your entire body – the same way you would if you wanted abs! Look, if it’s on your arms then it’s in those other areas as well. So the bright-side to this is you’ll lose belly fat and other problematic areas on your body! Win-win! Remember a good diet & food plan must be in place to lose body fat, check out the Diet and Planning section.
The Arm Muscles
When we workout our arms, we primarily focus on these three muscles:
Performing the calisthenic exercises below will directly and indirectly target all these muscles in your arms:
As we all know, the push up is one of the best calisthenic exercises known to mankind. All the various forms of the push up, dip, and pull up will workout the arms. Proper form will help you isolate these muscles. For example, the chin-up or perpendicular pull up can help isolate the biceps, the standard dip can isolate the triceps, and almost all push ups help the forearms. The added benefit to these exercises is they also work out many other muscles!
Keep in mind that your triceps make up 75% of your upper arms! If you want a nice set of arms, you cannot ignore the triceps! It is a larger muscle than the bicep. Dips will really help you a lot here.
Load your guns!
Sure you can also get a nice set of guns by curling dumbbell weights, but there really is no need. Go with natural calisthenics exercises, and if you want to make things more difficult check out more advanced forms and techniques for each exercise in the links above. Don’t believe me? Check out our Crazy Calisthenics section and watch the Bartendaz video. Those guys are completely ripped from training and practicing pure calisthenics! It’s also the same reason why gymnasts are ripped and shredded.
Get the toned look in your arms by training these exercises consistently! Go the extra mile and get some tools like a pullup bar or ab roller to increase the intensity of your workouts, check out the recommended products here.