The Ultimate Arm Workout
There are many workouts which effectively tone the arms, and are easy enough for beginners to try out as well. If you can’t quite get to the gym on a daily or weekly basis, try these simple arm exercises which are perfect for getting in shape this summer.
Stretch your arms outwards, and make sure your palms are facing the floor. Alternate between clockwise and anti-clockwise circles for 30 seconds each.
Start with your arms and legs flat on the floor, then rest your right leg over the left (or whatever is more comfortable for you). Lower your body until shoulders are on the same level as your elbows, and repeat this for 30 seconds.
Extend your arms upwards, and keep them as straight as you can. Next, use your own resistance to push your arms back down to a 90º angle as hard as you can. If done correctly, you should feel the burn within your triceps.
Lie down flat on your back, and slowly bend your arms upwards to support your body weight. Keep knees bent, and push up through your arms and hips. This is also a great exercise for working out the legs and upper quad muscles.
Begin with arms at your sides, and curl upwards with a clenched fist. Again, use your own resistance to perform this exercise as hard as you can – it’s so much more effective than using dumbbells. Repeat for 30 seconds or until you feel the burn in your arms.
What are some of your favourite arm workouts?
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