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5 Killer Big Arm Workouts To Get Muscular Arms

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Free weight exercises are great for toning the arms
Free weight exercises are great for toning the arms

Big and muscular arms are something that every fitness enthusiast dreams as they play a vital role in a building a robust physique. Additionally, strong arms are quintessential for a host of lifting, throwing and pulling movements and must train all the muscles present in the arms with targeted workout programs.

One could use free weights to activate these muscles as exercises involving free weights not only tone the target group but also activate a host of other stabilisation muscles for a balanced training program. However, one should remember to include enough variety while training the arms to not overdo only the biceps and incorporate exercises that tone the triceps and the forearms as well to avoid further complications such as muscle imbalances.

Let us not wait any longer and look closer at the five effective arm workouts to build big and muscular arms.

#1 Triceps Pushdown

As the name says, the triceps pushdown is extremely effective in toning the triceps while also activating the biceps and the muscles found in the forearm region. Additionally, the use of cable in this exercise improves the isolated toning of the target muscle group.


Step 1: Position yourself in front of a high pulley with feet placed shoulder-width apart. Set an appropriate resistance and secure the appropriate attachment with both the hands such that the palms are facing downwards. Gradually, position the attachment in front of the chest such that the forearms are perpendicular to the torso.

Step 2: With a stationary torso, push the attachment downwards until it is in line with the hips. The arms must be fully extended in this position.

Step 3: Hold for a second and return to the initial position.


Perform the exercise for the recommended number of repetitions.

Important tip: Do not use momentum to raise or lower the attachment as an improper form could lead to a serious rotator cuff injury.

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