Monday, 21 May 2012

Best Cardio for Your Arms


The best cardio exercise is simply the one you will do day in and day out consistently. Choose one which you enjoy doing and don't be afraid to mix the exercises up.


Best Cardio for Your Arms


Here are some the favourite ways to tone up on top and burn fat all over.

1. Swimming: The water doesn’t just cool you off. It provides full body resistance you don’t encounter on land. Your arms are key for propelling you forward, so you will sculpt strong. Sleek swimmer’s arms while burning as many as 680 calories an hour.

2. Cardio Machines With Movable Handles: Focus on pushing and pulling with every stride. Start by doing 1 minute with arms, 1 minute without and gradually increase. If your machine doesn’t have handles, bend your elbows and pump your arms as though you are power walking.


3. Rock Climbing: Grasping overhead handholds gives your upper body a fresh workout, and you can blast up to 750 calories an hour as you figure out the best route on the top.

4. Kickboxing Classes: Throwing punches and jabs is a great way to get your heart pumping and melt up to 680 calories an hour.

5. Canoeing Or Kayaking: Paddling down a river is the perfect family adventure; and it burns up to about 500 calories an hour.

6. Walking With Poles: Studies show it can boost your calorie burn by more than 20% without making your walk feel any harder.

Most bicep exercises are called 'pulling' exercises and generally involve curling your hand towards your shoulders as in bicep curls. You can also incorporate wrist curls to work your forearms and you can do these exercises with any type of resistance--dumbbells, barbell, resistance bands, cables or a machine.

Although cardio exercise burns more calories is it tends to burn a higher percentage of carbohydrates whereas aerobic exercise will burn a greater percentage of fat.

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