Enter David Kirsch, fitness trainer to the most gorgeous bodies in Hollywood (think Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Kerry Washington, and Faith Hill) who says you're only a couple well-designed away. He busts some muscle myths and shares the arm exercises he makes his star clients do when they need to get in shape -- fast -- from his new book, "."
We're not gonna lie -- do these arm exercises a few times a week and you'll feel muscles you didn't even know you had. But the payoff is worth the pain: Kirsch's clients get results and he promises you will, too. So, ditch those stuffy sweater sets and get the "Michelle Obama arms" of your dreams.
The (ACE) has finally answered the question women have been asking for decades: how can I get rid of arm jiggle and what is the single best arm exercise to target this troublesome area? Scientists at the Exercise and Health Program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse conducted a study using 70 female participants to find out once and for all. By attaching electromagnetic (EMG) electrodes to women’s triceps while performing various arms exercises, the scientists were able to record the women's real-time muscle activity and determine which arms exercises produce the most muscle activity; read: blast arm jiggle the most!
The key to seeing results from these three arms exercises, like all fitness routines, is form and safety. “Triceps kickbacks and triangle push-ups not only produced high levels of muscle activation, but these exercises can be safely performed by the vast majority of exercisers, require little to no equipment and a relatively short amount of time to produce a positive result when included in a regular fitness routine,” says ACE Chief Science Officer Dr. Cedric X. Bryant. The bench dip however, comes with one word of warning. While this move results in high muscle activation it can also place excess force on the shoulder joint so proceed with caution.