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HOW TO USE ARM BLASTER

HOW TO USE ARM BLASTER

This, light-weight old school gym equipment was first made in the mid-1970s by Joe Weider and received a shockingly high sale in the 1980s under the name ‘Arnold’s super arm-blaster’ due to its use by the much famous Arnold Schwarzenegger who rightfully had monstrous arms.

An Arm Blaster not only keeps the elbows stationary during workout but also keep the elbows in front of the lifters torso while they curl. Although its use has dropped since the 1970s within the bodybuilding community due to newer options, its technique and principles of elbows in front are still very popular. But the phrase ‘old is gold’ isn’t popular for nothing. These ‘old school’ Arm Blasters are actually a better, cheaper and handy alternative compared to others like preacher or incline bench. Its usage is also versatile as an Arm Blaster allows you to curl using chamber bar (e-z bar), a straight bar or dumbbells!

Here at DMoose we have designed our own Arm Curl Blaster with its contoured and adjustable design. Manufactured from reinforced aluminum with strong rivets and padded for added comfort and support, this gym equipment helps improve tone and define muscles!

To correctly use an arm blaster you first need to adjust the strap to the correct height. The perfect height for the elbow pads is slightly above your elbows when your arms are down on it. Having it set too high or too low will only cause more problems.

Too High: If the pad of the arm blaster is set too high you’ll feel immense pressure on your elbows and sternum as your biceps and triceps get in the way.

Too Low: If the elbow pad is too low your elbows will rest on the pad. Any fore will cause the arm blaster to tilt and dig into your stomach.

Hence, it’s vital to have your DMoose Arm Curl Blaster positioned perfectly for maximum effect!

Now that you have found your perfect position, you need to focus on using the right weight. Don’t let your desire for higher weights cloud your judgment. Do not use weights which exceed your limits! Engage your abs while using an arm blaster to limit its pressure on your stomach.

Good News! The arm blasters are not only for biceps, but the triceps exercises as well. Bicep exercises require the arm blaster to be placed parallel to your chest, while the triceps one requires it to be placed perpendicular.

Use your arm blaster alternatively, having one regular workout a week and another one the next week using your DMoose Arm Curl Blaster.

DUMBBELL HAMMER CURLS

DUMBBELL HAMMER CURLS
  • Grab a pair of Dumbbells. Extend your arms fully such that your palms face your sides. This is your starting position. 
  • Keep your elbows stationary; curl a single upper arm until it is fully contracted. 
  • Unlike Dumbbell Bicep Curls, there is no twist performed when curling the barbell up. 
  • Squeeze at the top and hold this position for a moment. 
  • Slowly, lower the dumbbell back into extended starting position. 
  • Repeat the same procedure with the other arm

DUMBBELL BICEP CURLS

DUMBBELL BICEP CURLS
  • Grab a pair of Dumbbells. Extend your arms fully such that your palms face your sides. This is the starting position. 
  • Keep your elbows locked in place. Simultaneously, curl your upper arm and rotate your wrist so that your palm faces towards you. 
  • Squeeze at the top and hold this position for a moment. 
  • With contained movement, lower back into the starting position so that your palms rotate and once again face your sides. 
  • Repeat with the other arm. 

BARBELL CURL

BARBELL CURL
  • Grab a barbell. Your hands should rest on the barbell just outside your hips, with your palms facing outwards. 
  • Raise the barbell slightly and engage the bicep muscles. 
  • Curl your bar up to shoulder height. 
  • Give your biceps a squeeze and hold this position momentarily. 
  • With contained movement, lower back into the extended position. 
  • Repeat for desired reps. 

E-Z BAR CURL

E-Z BAR CURL
  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent. 
  • Grip the EZ-Bar in an underhand grip when your arms are extended 
  • With contained movements, curl the bar up towards your chest 
  • Keep your elbows at sides 
  • Press your muscles and hold this position momentarily before returning back to the initial position with extended arms 
  • Repeat

REVERSE CURL

REVERSE CURL
  • Use a barbell, or EZ-curl bar of half the weight you normally use. 
  • Grab the bar using a pronated grip; a shoulder-width distance should exist between both your grips. 
  • Keep elbows close to the sides, knees slightly bent. 
  • With slow and contained motion, curl your arm up. At the top of the curl, give your arms a squeeze and hold that position for a moment. 
  • Lower down slowly. 
  • Repeat.

5 BENEFITS OF USING AN OLD SCHOOL ARM BLASTER

5 BENEFITS OF USING AN OLD SCHOOL ARM BLASTER
  • It maintains good form. Prevents the arms from swinging or flaring. 
  • It generates tension in the muscle. Without using a Arm Blaster, your arms will generate momentum which will remove tension from the targeted muscles, i.e. biceps. 
  • Drops ego along with weight. Instead of lifting as heavy as possible to flex on others, Arm Blaster makes you more result oriented and allows you to choose the perfect weight. Form first, weight second. 
  • Massive biceps with only a few exercises. 
  • Even though it’s famously regarded as bicep blaster, its versatile usage allows it to be used in triceps exercises as well!

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