Even if the sleeveless weather has passed, it never hurts to have strong, sexy, toned arms. Look great at holiday parties or start preparing for summer weather early with these exercises that will give you sexier arms.
No Equipment Necessary
There are plenty of exercises that can strengthen your arms without requiring you to visit the gym or invest in equipment. The following exercises can be done at home with stuff you have around the house.
- Planks: Planks strengthen your whole body, and tone your arms. There are many variations of planks, but all of them will help you get better arms. You can do planks with both hands on the mat and your arms straight, you can put your forearms on the mat to change the weight distribution, or you can do side planks where you support your weight with one arm and one leg.
- Push Ups: Pushups can be done almost anywhere and they also work your entire body. If you need to build strength before doing traditional pushups, do inclined pushups on your stairs or modified pushups with your knees bent on the ground and your feet in the air.
- Chair Dips: If you’d like to build tone in your triceps, consider chair dips. Make sure the chair is stable and won’t slip. Then scoot to the very front of the chair and support your weight with your hands. Lower yourself until your butt almost touches the ground and then raise yourself back up until you are even with the chair.
Grab Some Dumbbells
If you’d like to invest in a little bit of workout equipment, dumbbells are versatile, affordable, and portable. The following exercises can be done with a pair of dumbbells. Start with two 5-pound dumbbells and increase the amount of weight as you build strength.
Good options include triceps extensions over your head, lateral raises, and bicep curls.
While exercise is a good way to improve tone and build strength, exercise cannot always eliminate extra fat or loose sagging skin on the upper arms. If you need some extra help eliminating the extra flab or saggy skin in this area, consider brachioplasty. This procedure can give your arms a slimmer, more toned look and as an added bonus, your clothing will fit more comfortably and you’ll look younger. Schedule a consultation at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery to learn more.