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Importance of arms Exercises
Exercise for Arms
Arms are the classic showpieces of strength weight trainers. Like a
well-developed chest, they are visible proof of the work you put in at
the gym - although for women, the result will not be a bulky masculine
Developing your arm strength will help your performance in many
sports. Elbow flexion (bending) and the muscles involved are important
when playing forehand strokes in tennis and squash, shooting in hockey,
playing a long shot in golf, pulling the body upwards in climbing,
grabbing an opponent in rugby and the martial arts, and pushing
movements in gymnastics.
The triceps are also involved in numerous upper-body actions, including:
- Overhead hitting and throwing movements - e.g. the tennis serve, volleyball spike and basketball shot
- Pushing actions - e.g. the shot-put, the chest pass in netball and
basketball throwing a punch in boxing and in the martial arts.
One common mistake is to train only the biceps, thinking this will
produce stronger and bigger arms. However, the triceps make up the
largest part of the arm muscles so it is important to devote equal time
and effort to triceps training. Many men also use weights that are too
heavy in their quest for bigger arms, sacrificing good technique and
gaining only minimal results.