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Tank High Season – Previous Faculty Health club

“The 5 hardest arm routines for gigantic weapons”


“5 Killer Arm Exercises for Tank High Season”

Because the climate step by step begins to heat right here within the northern hemisphere, the indicators of the upcoming summer time season are throughout us.  Birds chirping, the odor of freshly manicured lawns, and a superb vibrance of the panorama that was lacking has returned. Apart from the luxurious spring vegetation, Mom Earth brings one thing else out of retirement as she awakens.

Sure, my loyal Muscle & Energy meat heads, I’m speaking about Tank High season.  As most of us attempt to lean down a little bit for the summer season, there’s one thing that many individuals overlook.  In an ideal world, you’ll have ripped abs to point out off on the seashore or whereas hanging pool facet, however in any actual lifters thoughts these abs aren’t any good for those who don’t have some weapons to go together with them.  What number of occasions have you ever seen somebody sporting a 6-pack with not plenty of muscle up high and thought “genetics. They’re simply lean, not robust.” I’ve been responsible of that line of considering myself. So what’s the plan to maximise Tank High season?  It’s time to focus on these weapons and ensure they’re bursting with measurement and definition when it comes time to unveil them this summer time. Listed here are 5 of my hardest arm exercises which are assured to assist your arms develop and ship you to a night cookout with a day lengthy pump.

  1.  Yard BBQ Biceps
  2. Barbell Curls – Misdirection technique – 8,5,5,3

  1. Superset: 5 units

DB Curls – 5 either side

Kneeling focus Curls – 8 with a 1 second squeeze on the high

  1. Superset: 3 units

Hammer Curls – 3

Incline DB Curls – 5 every arm

Band or Cable curls – 25

While you received that new tight sleeved polo in your birthday final yr, you didn’t think about carrying it at residence, you most likely imagined rolling into your buddy’s yard BBQ with guns-a-blazing.  Time to make {that a} actuality.

This exercise begins with what I name the “Misdirection Technique” on barbell curls.  Begin with a light-weight barbell, elevate it 1/4 of the best way then pause for two seconds. Increase it a little bit extra to the half method level and pause for one more 2 rely, then decrease all the best way and full a full rep, up all the best way and decrease underneath management.  That sample equals 1 repetition. Transfer up in weight every set.

Subsequent, seize a heavy set of dumbbells and full 5 reps on either side.  You’ll want to maintain the dumbbell totally twisted with the biceps engaged on the best way down.  Instantly seize a light-weight curl bar and squat down, resting your triceps in your knees.  Preserve your arms completely perpendicular to the ground as you curl the load to your brow, pausing for 1 second on the high.  Full 5 supersets.

To complete out this work out seize a heavy set of DBs (ideally 5-10lbs heavier than those on the final superset) for 3 Hammer Curls.  Drop right down to about half of that weight for some strict Incline DB Curls, twisting on the backside in between reps. Burn out with both a band or cable connected to a bar for 25 curls.  After 3 rounds you’ll be stretching the sleeves of that polo whilst you refuel on the BBQ.

  1. Tank High Triceps
  2. Heat Up: Push ups, 100 whole

  1. Superset: 5 units

Overhead Tricep DB Extension – 5

Iso-Kick Backs – 5 either side

Tricep Press Down – 12

  1. The Cranium crusher Gauntlet

Drop set: 5/10/20/40 x 2 rounds

Everybody thinks of biceps on the subject of arms…however do you know that your triceps are as much as 2/3 of your higher arm?  It’s time to take your tricep coaching severely until you need to sport some stick arms hanging out of your tank high.  

Begin by warming up with 100 whole push ups (a number of units).  To start the primary circuit you will want a heavy DB for overhead tricep extensions for five reps.  Attempt to maintain your elbows in as near your head as attainable, don’t allow them to flare out. Subsequent, seize a light-weight set of DBs and lay face down on a bench.  Deliver your arms as much as your sides and lengthen the dumbbells, locking them into place. Alternate sides as you carry out kickbacks, with one tricep utterly flexed as you rep the opposite facet.  Finish with 12 strict reps on a cable Tricep Press down. Carry out 5 rounds.

Subsequent you will want to line up 4 units of DBs on the ground, beginning with the heaviest weight you possibly can attainable use for five DB cranium crushers (instance: 1 set of every – 50b, 40b, 30b, 20lb).  Begin with 5 reps with the heaviest set, then instantly drop to the following set for 10 reps, then 20 reps, earlier than grinding out 40 reps with the lightest set. That is my (barely shorter) model of CT-Fletcher’s legendary arm gauntlet that he destroyed our arms with  a number of years in the past at The Previous Faculty Health club. Relaxation 3 minutes earlier than doing all your second spherical. It’s key to begin with a heavy sufficient weight – it needs to be a DB that’s your true weight for max reps of 5.

Warning: when sporting a tank high you’ll now really feel the un-resistable urge to lean towards issues to “unintentionally” flex these stolen triceps.

  1.  The Seaside Pump

Barbell Curls – 5

Chin Ups – 10

DB Skulls – 5

Diamond Push Ups – 10

x 5 rounds (final spherical do max reps on BW workouts)

DB Curls – 3 either side

BW Slant Rows – 10 reps (underhand)

Tricep Press Downs – 8

Dips – 20

x 3 rounds

That is considered one of my favourite arm exercises because it supersets heavy isolation actions for the biceps and triceps with excessive rep body weight workouts for an unbelievable throughout higher physique pump.  The important thing to the body weight workouts on this exercise is to deal with the goal muscle mass – throughout chin ups, go all the best way up and squeeze the biceps on the high. Be sure to lock out utterly on the push ups and dips to actually emphasize the triceps.  Relaxation 2 minutes between rounds of the superset, and on the ultimate spherical of every, do Max Reps relatively than the prescribed quantity.

  1. The Yard Exercise – aka Playground Mayhem

100 every:

Pull Ups (any overhand variation)


ChinUps (underhand)

Diamond Push Ups

Underhand Slant Rows

BW Cranium Crushers

Bench Dip “tri-Frys”

Finish with a 6 minute Plank

I name this one the Yard Exercise as a result of it’s good to do exterior on a wonderful day.  Should you haven’t constructed dip and chin up bars in your again yard like I’ve (obsessed, possibly?), then it’s time to go to the closest park or playground for this large body weight beatdown.  I’m an enormous believer in body weight workouts for gaining higher physique mass and definition, and this one offers you an unbelievable pump.

Begin by supersetting overhand Pull Ups and Dips, doing as many units as obligatory till 100 whole is reached of every.  Subsequent change your grip to underhand and rep out 100 whole chin ups, interspersing your units with slender “diamond” push-ups.  Subsequent is a circuit of Slant Rows, BW Cranium Crushers and Bench Dip Tri-Frys. On the Rows and Skulls it’s essential to maintain your core engaged and your physique completely straight.  Throughout the “bench Dips” solely carry out the highest 1/4 on the motion, concentrating on the squeeze to “fry your tris”. Finish all of it with a 6 minute plank, altering to facet planks when obligatory.

  1. Saturday Swole for the Pool
  2. Heat up: 10 Chin Ups/15 Dips x 3 units

  1. Circuit: 4 rounds (1 minute relaxation between rounds)

DB Curls – 3 either side

DB Curls – 6 either side

DB Hammer Curls – 9

Tricep Press Downs – 8 (with Rope attachment)

Tricep Press Downs – 15 (bar attachment)

Tricep Band Push Downs or Bench Tri-Frys – 25

  1. Circuit: 3 rounds***

DB 1/4 Curls

Kick Backs

Focus Curls

Overhead Tricep extension

Pummel Curls

BW Cranium Crushers

***begin with 1 minute every station first spherical, 45 seconds second spherical, 30 seconds final spherical

It’s saturday, your time off from work, and I wager you prefer to nothing greater than to go to the closest swimming pool to chill off.  Much more very important than sunscreen is a critical arm pump.

Heat up with 3 units of Chin Ups and Dips.  Subsequent up is a killer drop set for curls and push downs.  Begin with as heavy of a DB as attainable for 3 curls every arm, drop down 10lbs for one more 6 either side, after which one other 10b drop for six strict hammer curls.  Instantly go to a cable for 8 tricep press downs with a rope attachment, and one other 15 reps with a bar attachment. Burn out with 25 push downs utilizing a band or Bench Tri-frys as an alternative.  Full 4 grueling rounds.

For the ultimate circuit you will want a few gentle units of dumbbells (wherever from 8-20lbs relying in your power).  Begin by doing as many reps as attainable for every train for 1 minute. Relaxation 1 minute, then full a second spherical of 45 seconds on every train.  On the ultimate spherical, as a result of the units are solely 30 seconds chances are you’ll want to make use of barely heavier DBs.

Seize a towel, your shades, and a few sunscreen, and take these swole weapons to the closest swimming pool.

So there you have got it – 5 of my hardest arm exercises that can have your arms trying chilled out of granite this summer time.  Choose two of them to work into your programming every week. Should you resolve to work arms greater than that, I received’t hate on ya…in any case, its tank high season!  

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