3 Of The Best Arm Workouts
Posted on 17 September 2015
Summer’s over and we definitely need to keep those arms looking great! Most of us get so caught up in working for a tight thighs or a flat abdomen that we put our arms on the back burner. It’s time to put the excuses aside… the truth is, you don’t have to worry about bulking up simply by workout out your arms. Working out your arms will help you in the long run as it will slow down the process of your arms becoming loose skin with age. These arm workouts won’t turn you into a body builder but they will help you arms become leaner, toned and stronger.
Triceps Swing: This arm workout will help you eliminate the early onset of developing flabby arms. Lie on your back, facing the ceiling with your knees bent and feet on the floor. Hold a 5-8 pound dumbbell in each hand and hold them directly above your head, barely touching the floor while keeping your arms straight. Then, raise your right arm over your chest while you keep your left arm over your head. Remember to always keep your arms straight. Next, revert back to the starting position and repeat 15-20 times, then switch arms.
Dumbbell Curl: This will help define your biceps. You can do this while standing or sitting, however, if you decide to stand, make sure your feet are shoulder width apart. Hold a 5-8 pound dumbbell in each hand with your palms facing the ceiling and bend your arms so that they are 90 degrees and parallel to the floor. Curl your hands towards your shoulders slowly while clenching and flexing your arms, then return to starting position. Do 15 curls and keep your elbows next to your ribs. Do 3-4 reps. You can also alternate arms if you want to change it up.
Split Squat Rotation: If you want to “kill two birds with one stone” or in this case, multiple birds, then this is the right exercise for you. This will work your legs, arms and help tighten your abdominal area. Hold a 5 to 10 pound medicine ball in front of your chest and stand with your feet together. Place your left foot back and lower yourself into a squat position with your right knee bent. Make sure your knee doesn’t bend pass your toes. Shift your weight into your right foot while straightening your left leg and twist your torso. While twisting your torso, push the medicine ball over your right shoulder and return to starting position. Repeat 15 times and then switch sides.