*The content of this blog is assuming that you’ve read “How to get rid of flabby arms”. If your arms are too “skinny”, this is the blog for you. If your arms are “flabby” go read “how to get rid of flabby arms.”
Are your arms just kinda shapeless?
If so, you’re probably asking: How do I get my arms more toned?
Well first, let’s define “arms”.
Usually, when women say they want more toned/defined arms, they’re not talking about wanting jacked biceps or strong triceps.
They’re saying they want that cut out right below the shoulder. The little divot that clearly defines the separation of your shoulder and your arm (think Jennifer Aniston in Friends).
This doesn’t come from building the arm muscles (biceps & triceps). It’s from building the shoulders. And right now your shoulders are more Season 2 Chandler than Rachel.
I train lots of women. We do TONS of shoulder work, and very little direct arm work. They’re all incredibly happy with how their “arms” look though.
So, let’s dive into how to train the shoulder.
The shoulder has three main muscle groups:
You need to train all three “delts” to build sexy, defined shoulders.
The front delt get a lot of work during your day to day life. Don’t need to focus on this much.
To really get the “cut out” you’re looking for, you need to place extra emphasis on the rear and medial delts. The rear delt especially gets neglected. This leads to slouched posture and shoulder pain, and keeps your shoulders from ever looking amazing.
Pressing movements train primarily the front and medial delt. You get the most out of movements like these.
Barbell & dumbbell overhead presses (seated and standing)
Dumbbell & barbell push presses
Include one of these movements, 3x/week.
Train ‘em in moderate rep ranges. 8-15 reps. 3 sets. Focus on getting STRONG at these movements.
Accessory movements are great for isolating a specific delt, after you’ve done one of the pressing movements from above.
These work the medial delt. Train these in higher rep ranges. 12-20 reps. 2-4 sets. 2-3x/week. Focus on doing the movement slowly, really feeling the muscle work.
These work the rear delt. Train these in higher rep ranges. 12-20 reps. 2-4 sets. 2-3x/week. Focus on doing the movement slowly, really feeling the muscle work. These will take some time to feel, don’t get frustrated. Watch this video: ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPt0GqwaqEw )
“How you doin’? ;)” Arms Program
Follow this program for four weeks. Your shoulders will look better than they ever have.
If your shoulders aren’t changing, it’s due to your diet.
Skinny arms and can’t build muscle? You’re probably not eating enough.
Don’t let the title scary you off. You won’t get “bulky”. Eating more will allow you to build more muscle, making you look more defined, and LEANER.
Don’t spend your life as Ms. Chanandler Bong. Follow this program. Your arms will look amazing.