Arm Exercises to Tighten and Tone
Here you'll find exercises to get those biceps and triceps in shape -- just in time for spring
But sticking with any new exercise program is the real challenge. Cotton
contends that becoming a conscious exerciser will keep you motivated longer
than the functional strength and physical appearance aspirations.
"I believe that in order for someone to become highly motivated to
exercise, the motivation must come from a level that is much deeper than the
desire for thinner thighs, ripped abs, stress
management, or even disease prevention. The motivation must come from the
depths, from a place that takes us closer to knowing who we really are and why
we are here."
He recommends staying present in the moment when you are lifting a free weight or running on the
treadmill. Instead of watching the news, reading a magazine, or chatting with
people around you while you workout, he says, connect to your body. Be in touch
with your breathing. Be aware of how your body feels.
"[Stay] present in the moment when lifting a free weight or running
on the treadmill...connect to your body."
The following program consists of two exercises each for the biceps and the
triceps. This allows you to work different areas of each of these muscle
Pick a weight that allows you to complete between 8 and 12 repetitions.
Perform two to three sets of each exercise before moving on to the next
exercise. Give the muscles time to recover between workouts -- at least 48