Exercise of The Week: Hammer Curl To Press

curl A                        curl b                        curl c

I like finding new workouts to do for my arms, and this one is the latest one. It is relatively easy to do but looks can be deceiving when it comes to workouts. Do not be intimidated by dumbbells, they are your friend. Strength training is a very important thing to add to your routine! And no, you will NOT end up looking bulky…it won’t happen so don’t be afraid! Just give it a try, you will be pleased with the results. So how do you do this?

Hold a pair of dumbbells (if just starting out start with 5 lbs if more advanced move to 10-15 lbs) at your sides with your palms facing together like in A. Slowly curl your dumbbells up toward your shoulders like in picture B. Make sure that you are moving slow enough that you are focusing on your bicep and not just using momentum to lift the weight. If you notice that you have to arch your back to help you lift the dumbbell that means you are using a weight that may be too high. You want to make sure you have good posture! Form is everything! Next, press the dumbbells over your head just like in C.  Return to start position by bringing hands back to B and then to A. That is one rep. Do 12 more reps for 2-3 sets.

 Other Exercises:
Single Leg Dead Lift
Bent Over Row
Shoulder Press 
Bicep Curl
Plie Squat with Kick
Frog Jump
Jackknife sit-up
30 Day Fitness Challenges:
Mountain Climber
Tricep Dip
Jackknife sit ups
Russian Twist
Dumbbell squat thrust

About Eunice

I like to joke that I am "a well of useless information" but for once I can share that information with people that might want to listen. I love trying new things and now I have an audience to share it with...hopefully. I hope you enjoy what you read :)

Posted on June 11, 2014, in Exercise of the week, Fitness and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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