Biceps: Strength and endurance for function and aesthetics
Published: November 18, 2016
Which exercises are most effective for building muscle strength and endurance in your biceps for your athletic, sporting and/or daily activities?
Which exercises will make your arms shaplier?
If you don't have time (or money) for the gym there are exercises that you can do at home without expensive equipment
Along with your triceps your biceps muscles are major muscles of your upper arm and are required for many everyday activities.
You don't need to be an athlete or sports enthusiast to benefit from strong biceps.
Your overall goal may be aesthetic, sports orientated or functional, but whichever it is weight training exercises for your biceps can improve your overall health and well being. It may be as simple as making everyday activities easier.
If you already incorporate triceps exercises into your exercise program you will need to incorporate biceps exercises as well to balance muscle strength in your upper arms.
This article provides some simple exercises which can be adapted to develop muscle strength and endurance, and muscle tone.
These exercises will not lead to bulky muscles. For hypertrophic gains you will need to train in a different way.
Learn more about your biceps, what they are and what they do for you, as well as some simple biceps exercises by reading the full article.
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