Muscle detailing: The ultimate routine to add definition to your arms

Hit your biceps and triceps from every angle with this insanely effective workout.

Muscle detailing: The ultimate routine to add definition to your arms
Duration 45
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

If you've managed to add some serious size to your arms, but want to hone in on the finer details—we're talking muscle definition that looks like it's carved from marble—these exercises are absolutely essential. They'll continue to build rock-solid muscle, but give you the subtleties that really stand out. 

How it works

Your typical program consists of a big, compound exercise or exercises followed by isolation exercise, or exercises. For this particular approach, you're going to chill out on the big lifts and double-down on the smaller ones. Isolation exercises are a great way to hyper-focus and zero in on one particular muscle, as well as tap into smaller, more discreet muscle fibers. 

How to work this into your routine

For 2-3 weeks, couple up a large muscle group (legs, back, chest) with a smaller muscle group (shoulders, arms, abs) or a push and a pull. Shoot for 1 day of rest between workouts. Cycle back onto your regular programming after the 2-3 weeks are up. Rest 30 seconds or less between sets.

Watch the video for detailed instructions on how to do the moves, as demonstrated by Eugene Isaev (@eugeneaesthetics), an LA-based certified personal trainer.

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The arm definition workout

Exercise 1.

Rope Pushdown You'll need: Cable Machine How to
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5 sets
12-15 reps
30 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

Lying Dumbbell Skull Crusher You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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4 sets
8-10 reps
30 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Drag Curl You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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4 sets
8-10 reps
30 sec. rest

Exercise 4.

Hammer Curl You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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4 sets
10-12 reps
30 sec. rest
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