Re: I want muscular arms!
They are right. You dont want to overtrain your arms working them only. Muscle fatigue, possible injury and you getting impatient and tired out. As a rule, women do not get "massive" like the guys (not enough testosterone) but they can get defined muscles eventually. However, this is as much diet as it is resistance lifting.
How long have you been lifting? By the way, "Toned" means you are building some muscle. Be sure to eat enough protein as this will help repair and build muscle fiber. Find a good beginning workout. Compound exercises are the bench presses (flat and incline) and squats. For the arms, it is shoulder, tricep and bicep exercises. Not just the arms themselves.
If you are not sure of how to put together a workout program, you can contact a local YWCA or even a local college. This is how I started out but joining a community college "Women's Strength" Class. I still use the basic outline my instructor gave me and added some other exercises I found to use at home (we had access to some machines in the gym as well as freeweights). A strength workout would be lifting moderately heavy weights at 4 sets of 10 reps or abit less.
Last edited by Laurie2; 04-12-2004 at 12:31 AM.