How to perform the exercise "hammer"?
Almost every man and teenager wants to pump up big and strong hands. But you can often watch in the gym, as beginners do not quite properly develop the necessary muscles.
If earlier, most likely, it could be associated with a lack of information about the exercises on the hands, now with the advent of the Internet in the life of every person this can not be said. But how can you explain the fact that there is a lot of information, training videos, real methods, and at the same time there are still awkward attempts to increase your hands?
To a greater extent, this is due to human pride and unwillingness to listen to the advice of experienced athletes.
To avoid injuries and sprains, you must first follow the correct technique of exercise. In this article we will look at the hammer exercise and the correct technique for its execution.
What muscles work?
If you do not take into account the forearm, which are involved in movements indirectly, the maximum stress falls on brachialis and biceps. Due to the fact that brachyialis is included in the work, the hands are increasing in size.
Due to the fact that this muscle is located under the biceps, with the growth of brachialis, a visual effect of increasing biceps is created. Therefore, if you want your hands to be wide, the hammer can be your guide to success.
What to do?
Consider the technique of proper execution. This exercise involves working with an additional burden in the form of a dumbbell. In principle, it can be done with a barbell, but then it will be necessary to work with both hands at once, and lean your elbows against the wall. This option is more likely to give you more inconvenience than to train your biceps.
It is recommended to perform a “hammer” with dumbbells due to low trauma and high efficiency. Take dumbbells light, because in the hammer is not so important a lot of weight, as the correct technique of movements with his hands.
So, let's proceed to the description of how to properly perform the hammer exercise with dumbbells.
Do not take too much weight
Take one dumbbell in each hand. If you are a beginner, then start with a light weight, for example, 5-7 kg. Hands down, relax your shoulders. Put your legs shoulder-width apart and bend slightly at the knee joints.
Expand the hands so that the two dumbbells are in a position parallel to each other. Inhale the air and as you exhale, begin to raise the right dumbbell up, bending the arm at the elbow.
Exercise "hammer" implies an isolated work of the muscles, so that the elbow must be firmly pressed to the ribs and not move in any direction. As soon as you have raised the dumbbell to shoulder level, linger in that position for a second and begin to slowly lower your arm to its original position.
When you lower the dumbbell down, you need to breathe again. After the right hand has fallen down, it is worth repeating the movement without a hitch, but with the left hand. Do this 10-12 reps.
You can do as many approaches as you like, but the most effective amount is between 2-4.
In doing the hammer, as well as others, people tend to make similar mistakes. So that you do not allow them, carefully read the rules:
the elbow should not be pressed against the body - the load moves from the biceps and brachialis;
you can not stand on your toes, because it takes the load from the hands and is fraught with loss of balance;
there should not be a swinging of the body forward, which has the same negative effect as the previous point;
do not lift large weights for which you are not ready, this will reduce the effectiveness of the exercise to 0.
Perform the hammer for biceps exercise according to the above recommendations, follow the correct execution technique, avoid mistakes, and be able to significantly increase the volume of your arms.