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Tag: arm strength

Lengthened v. Shortened Muscles

At Urban Fitness, it is not just about working your muscles, it is also HOW you work your muscles.   Whether it be through formal education or your own self-education about exercise, many of us think that muscles must contract and shorten in order to create movement and become stronger. However, several types of contractions […]

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Chest Expansion with Theraband

This exercise is amazing at strengthening your arm and upper back muscles! This exercise targets a number of different muscles but, when done correctly, especially works your triceps, lats and shoulder blade muscles. It is wonderful for helping reduce under arm flab and building scapular strength. This exercise has a lot of moving parts, or, […]

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Joint Health: Arm Exercise Scapular Stabilization-Hug a Tree

Get the most out of your arm exercises and protect you shoulder joints with some arm and shoulder blade isolation! Shoulder mobility and stability are extremely important for our everyday lives. A lack of either stability or mobility can lead to shoulder and neck pain and injuries. We often move our arms and shoulder bones […]

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Bow and Arrow with a Theraband

Work on your spinal rotation, your arms and your back all in one exercise! This Pilates exercise is a reformer exercise that you can also do on your mat at home. This exercise is primarily an arm and back exercise, focusing on your lats and your triceps. However, it is also great for spinal mobility […]

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Downward Dog to Plank, Double and Single Leg

Workout your shoulders, arms, legs and core all in one! As long as you can do a downward dog and a full plank* this exercise is an excellent, advanced, time-saving workout. It is also an exercise appropriate for pregnant ladies. Just be certain, if you are pregnant, that you are careful about not pushing your […]

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Tricep Extension – Shortened Range of Motion Variation

Work your triceps to the fullest, while protecting your joints, with this surprising variation! The bent-over tricep extension might be a staple in your upper body workout days, but have you tried this variation with a shortened ROM (range of motion)? The beauty of this modification is that it never really allows that tricep to […]

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Skull Crushers with Dumbbells

Great arm exercise for when you just want to lie down! This version of skull crushers is perfect for doing on your own no spotter necessary! And if you get too fatigued you have a free hand to take the weight.     Want to learn the barbell version of this exercise?¬†Schedule your free 90 […]

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Straight Arm Tricep Blog

Straight Arm Triceps with Theraband

No weights, only a theraband and yourself are needed for this great upper arm workout! This exercise helps tone your arms by working all three of your triceps! It requires so little equipment and space that it is easy to do anywhere. It also works your triceps in a different way than most tricep exercises […]

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Bent Over Tricep with Dumbbell

Bent Over Tricep Extension with Dumbbell

Mix it up! Try this fun tricep exercise with a change of hand positions to work all three triceps! This exercises uses a combination of low weights and gravity to help you lose that upper-arm flab! All you need is a dumbbell and something to rest your hand on once you bend over. We recommend […]

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