ALICE LIVEING ON...
Sculpting toned guns primed for sleeveless season
Here’s a secret: I used to be scared to lift. I thought weighttraining my upper body would turn me into the Incredible Hulk. Needless to say, since starting my fitness journey more than three years ago, I’ve come to appreciate the importance of building strength in the upper body, and understand that weight training not only helps to strengthen and sculpt the arms and upper back, it’s also key for posture and alignment.
If you think arm exercises involve endless bicep curls, I’m here to help you mix things up. Whether I’m training myself or my clients, I split upper-body training into pushing and pulling movements that are both horizontal and vertical. Remember, the secret to sculpting strong arms isn’t how heavy you can lift. Challenging your arms to hold your own body weight is an excellent way to improve your strength – and it’s something you can do on the gym floor or from the comfort of your own living room. These moves are all bilateral (using both arms), but you can also incorporate unilateral moves (single-arm exercises) to help even out any imbalances in strength and movement. So, give this workout a try and arm yourself for the new season.