Which weight for your dumbells?
Hello Skimble buddies!
My current goal is to tone my arms some more and to lose some small yet stubborn pockets of fat in my upper arms. I'm have a healthy weight for my height (totally normal BMI) but i just seem not to be able to lose it. I decided to do more weight workouts for my arms but i was wondering how much weight should i use? How do you choose the appropriate weight so it's the most efficient, in order not to exhaust yourself but still getting a good workout? I'm a woman and my goal is really not to get bigger arms but really to slim and tone them.
Also in order to get rid of these "wings" or "flabby arms" or however you want to call it what type of exercises (on top of weight exercises) would you recommend?
Thanks in advance skimblers!
I am no expert but I'd say lift a weight that you'll be no longer able to lift on your twelfth rep. Don't be afraid to lift heavy you won't get big arms just that easily, to add a solid inch to your arms you need to gain about 5 pounds of muscle which is quite hard to do and is only done if you're planning to do it. Otherwise when you'll be eating according to your goals that is not in a surplus of what you're burning you won't get bigger arms, tone them with what weight you can lift with proper form for 3 sets of 12-15 reps.. good luck
i lift light. (5-10 lbs) and do about 10-15 reps! that way i tone up without bulking! ☺
Thanks I'll try it out
You're welcome. The worst thing a person can do is lift weight that doesn't put their body under stress, so if you're doing 15 reps then hit fatigue by 15. If you're doing 30 reps, hit fatigue at 30. And if you're doing 6...... Well, you get the idea!! Too many people lift a weight, count to 10 reps and put it back down again. That's it, no stress, no straining, no sweat... Pointless!