Deadlifters and big-time squatters place a significant emphasis on leg training. Bench press fanatics exert effort to develop their chests. Athletes devote their energies to sport-specific training, honing their bodies to top performance conditions. Most people who go to the gym have sculpted a pair of muscular arms among their top objectives.
Benefits of Training Arms Frequently
Why focus on your arms in addition to their involvement in large compound movements that build strength? Arm muscle development may appear to be a futile endeavor that does not provide the same performance and real-world benefits as these other muscle groups. However, your arms are essential for so many motions, including those that the majority of people assume to target other muscle groups. It’s impossible to deadlift or squat without using your hands and arms to grip the bar and maintain the right posture. Even if you have the world’s strongest posterior chain, it will be extremely difficult to pull a hefty weight off the floor if you cannot grip and hold the barbell. That being said, here are the top five training exercises for your arms.
#1. Biceps Exercise – Biceps Curl
This is a standard, time-tested exercise that is the key to developing large biceps. For proper execution, squeeze your shoulder blades, glutes, and abdominal muscles. Keep your upper arms perpendicular to the ground with your lats contracted. Remove any weight or momentum from your waist. Keep your focus on your biceps. As you curl up, contract your biceps and rotate the dumbbell upwards. The greater the number of rotations, the more the bicep is worked. Want a more difficult challenge? Add an isometric hold halfway through the repetition. Hold for 2 to 5 seconds.
#2. Triceps Exercise – Skull Crusher
The skull crusher is a triceps-building exercise. Isolate the skull-crushing motion with a bar, devoid of momentum. Keep flat feet on the floor. Lying back on the bench, flex your glutes as hard as possible. This is your solid foundation. Don’t let your ribcage flare. Keep your abdominals tight. Shoulder blades should be driven into the bench. Reduce the load and contract your triceps to generate tension. Maintain firm wrists and keep a 90 to 92-degree angle an inch from your head. Keep your elbows tight and in. Squeeze your triceps at the top for 1 second.
#3. Forearm Exercise – Farmer’s Carry
The farmer’s carry exercise entails walking while carrying a large load, which strengthens the back, forearms, and core. To set up, imitate a deadlift. Contract your abdominal muscles and stand with your weights. Grab the weights aggressively and keep them consistent. Squeeze your glutes and keep your pelvis neutral. Squeeze your abs and draw in your ribcage. Roll back your shoulders to engage your lower lats and rhomboids. Maintain a neutral neck position while walking straight ahead.
#4.Towel Hammer Curl
The towel hammer curl strengthens the brachialis muscle, similar to the dumbbell variation. However, the towel adds gripping strain, which helps to make your forearms bigger. Wrap your towel around the handle of a kettlebell, then grasp the fabric as tightly as possible at either end. Do hammer curls with proper form, keeping your core engaged and your movements flowing to accommodate the hanging weight.
#5. Long Lever Forearm Rotation
Simplicity is key for this exercise. Use anything – from a light bar to a broomstick. Hold it tightly for additional benefits, and rotate and twist your wrists. Go slowly and keep control of the weight.
Now that Fast and Furious 9 has gone to space, everything seems possible for the future of the franchise. Crossovers are becoming a more popular idea, and series director Justin Lin is even talking about one with Jurassic Park. Meanwhile, Tyrese Gibson has said that he is more interested in a Transformers crossover. However, franchise lead Vin Diesel has come up with other ideas.
Vin Diesel Said He Would Be Interested In a Fast & Furious Musical During an Interview With Kelly Clarkson
Recently, Vin Diesel did a seventeen-minute interview on the Kelly Clarkson Show. The interview touched on everything from his son’s acting career to Diesel’s breakdancing past and the Fast & Furious franchise. It was then when the actor dropped an interesting sentence. Clarkson asked if he had any interest in a Fast & Furious musical, and Diesel responded with an emphatic yes.
There Is Currently No Indication That a Fast & Furious Musical Could Happen
While no one is making actual plans to produce a Fast & Furious musical for the stage or screen, Vin Diesel said that he has been dying to do any musical his entire life. He shared that he nearly took part in an adaptation of Guys and Dolls, but it never came to be. Apparently, musicals are a long-standing interest of the actor.
Some experts say that there are already some connections between the way the F&F movies and musical theaters tell their stories. In the movies, there are choreographed chases, music, needle drops, and original songs, and the first film of the franchise could easily be adapted with dance and song numbers in place of the heists and races. Things could also be done the other way around with a future film integrating a musical number.
Vin Diesel has a singing career of his own and seemed interested in both options. So, if the studio decides to approve such a project, just like they approved sending a Fiero to space, fans could see Dominic Toretto breaking out in song.