3 Exercises Guaranteed to Add Power To Your Arm Workout
Are you tired of the same old boring arm workouts that aren't getting you the results you’ve been looking for? Have no fear, GymnasticBodies is here with the world's most effective upper body exercises known to man.
The mastermind behind the Gymnastic Strength TrainingTM operation, Coach Christopher Sommer has devised a master plan to create the world's strongest athletes. As a result, GB Online Courses were developed to help turn everyday adults into superheroes.
Now it's time to unlock your hidden powers with these 3 highly potent arm exercises!
Bulgarian Ring Dips
The gymnastic rings are a gymnast's secret weapon for developing their boulder-sized shoulders and incredible arm muscles. Incorporating this ring dip variation into your GB Training will work literally every muscle in your upper body and core, including the stabilizers in your shoulders and elbows.
Start out on top of a pair of rings with your arms by your sides. This is your "support position". In your support, you will need to turn your hands outwards with your elbows straight to stabilize the rings while keeping your body straight and upright. From this starting position, bend your elbows out to the sides to lower your shoulders to the level of the rings and push back up to your support position.
Before attempting the ring dip, it would be wise to make sure you have adequate shoulder mobility first. This will ensure your safety while keeping you free of injury.
So you’re not quite sure where your shoulder mobility lies? No problem, check out this post to see if your shoulders are ready to make some incredible strength gains.
Parallel Bar Dips
If you are not quite ready for the advanced bulgarian ring dips just yet, performing them on a set of parallel bars can serve as a transitional step until you gain enough strength to perform on the rings. Parallel bar dips are a popular bodyweight staple exercise, and for good reason. They are effective at building pure upper body strength.
When performed through the full range of motion, this Foundation One Exercise is guaranteed to ignite a roaring fire in your chest, shoulders, and arms. The technique for parallel bar dips is the same as for ring dips, with the exception that you will be in a more stable position with this variation.
Bent Arm Chin Hang
It’s no secret that chin-ups give you extreme pulling power. One of the best ways to build up your lats and biceps is to perform bent arm chin hangs from the GB Courses. While most exercises involve moving dynamically to stimulate your muscles, the bent arm chin hang requires you to hold the top position for time.
To perform the bent arm chin hang you will need a pull-up bar or a set of gymnastic rings. Jump up to the top of the pull-up bar with your palms facing you and pull your shoulder blades back and down away from your ears. Keep your chin above the bar as you maintain a nice straight line with your body. Test your upper body strength and see if you can work your way up to a 30-second hold.
- GymnasticBodies arm exercises will turn you into a modern-day Superman, or Superwoman.
- Bulgarian ring dips are your ultimate training tool to develop the upper body strength of a gymnast.
- Train your parallel bar dips through a full range of motion to build mobility and strength in your chest, shoulders, and arms.
- Hang on tight! Bent arm chin hangs will give your back and biceps a high-powered workout.