Of course, strong arms can help you loosen the lid of a pickle jar or lift a toddler, but those aren’t the only benefits. Building muscle strengthens your bones, gets your metabolism going, and helps your heart stay healthy.
Grip strength is a good indicator of your overall health, and by staying strong in your upper limbs you can live full and active lives well into your golden years. Additionally, even if your sport doesn’t technically involve much from the chest up – one study showed that having strong arms can help sprinters move faster. Not too shabby, is it?
This special upper body training dispenses with the hand weights that you are used to training your arms in favor of a resistance band that, just let me tell youIt burns like crazy – but in a good way! There is almost no feeling I personally love more than firing my arms to the point where, “OMG this lady is insane, I can’t possibly take it another second!”
To experience this burn sensation firsthand, press play in the video above.
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