We know Summer may seem like a million years away, but it’s never too soon to start working out your arm muscles. Your tank top will thank you! Not sure where to start? One word: Dumbbells! These babies are one of the best ways to strengthen and tone your arm muscles. But which are going to bring you the best results? Read on to find out…
Upright Row: If you’re looking to target your upper arms and shoulders, this move is for you! Begin by standing feet hip distance apart with a dumbbell in each hand (Your closed palms should be facing your body). Then raise your arms while keeping your dumbbells close to your body, bending your elbows. Hold for a second and lower your arms, then repeat.
Bent-Over Row: Are you ready to feel the burn in your triceps and upper arms? Start by leaning forward and bending both your knees. Extend your arms straight out then pull your arms back squeezing your shoulders as you do. Then slowly lower weights back to your starting position.
Bent-Over Reverse Fly: You’ll definitely feel this exercise working your shoulders and upper back! With your knees slightly bent, hold your two dumbbells keeping your back flat. Maintaining a slight bend in the elbows, lift both arms up to your sides then, with control, lower your arms back down.
Lateral Arm Raise: This move is going to show a little to your shoulders. Holding a dumbbell in each hand, stand with your feet hip width apart with your closed palms facing your thighs. You can start with one side first or do both at once. With your palm facing down, raise your arm/s up toward the ceiling being careful not to lock your arm/s. Slowly lower back down.
Note: Grab at least two size weights ranging from five to 15 pounds so you can switch up the appropriate size dumbbells for each move.