No body part grows by beating it everydayâ€”you need to rest to let your arms recover. In the hours after a workout, your muscles lose strength and power as they heal; after 36-48 hours, the muscle actually gets stronger, which is a process called â€œsupercompensationâ€.
Try This Circuit Workout for Strong, Sexy Arms. You may never have Lupita's acting chopsâ€”but at least you can score lean, strong arms like hers. By Esther .
Dumbbell Curl. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. To begin, bend your left arm 90 degrees so your left arm is parallel to the floor. Curl your right hand toward your shoulder. Do 8 curls with your right arm, keeping both elbows close to your ribs. Switch sides, doing 8 curls with your left arm.