As we age, the strength in our arms decreases at a rapid rate. This is due to the increasing disuse of our upper bodies.
The lower body is used more often for activities such as:
- standing from a seated position
- climbing stairs
To keep our independence with activities of daily living, building up the arm muscles is a very significant factor.
The arm muscles can be split up into the upper arm and lower arm:
Something as simple as picking up a kettle to make a cup of tea can be a strenuous activity if one doesn’t have enough arm strength.
In this article we are focusing on the upper arm muscles
The Biceps – a two headed muscle in the front of your arm causing the forearm to flex.
Different exercises will target the different heads of the muscle:
The triceps – a three headed muscle located at the back of your arm causes extension at the elbow.
Different exercises will target the activation of the different heads:
If you are struggling with activities of daily living, need to increase your upper body strength or want more aesthetically pleasing arms, contact us and let us help you condition that upper body.