Are your arms a bit flabby for your eyes? Those loose muscles under your arms may affect your confidence so much that you aren’t really interested in the idea of wearing tank tops and dresses. But before you hide those arms, why not carve them instead?
Most of us head to the gym to exercise, but if your busy schedule is preventing you from doing it on a regular basis, why not work on your arms at home? There is no shortage of arm sculpting exercises that you can do in the comforts of your own home and the best part is that you can do them anytime you want. If you’re looking for exercises to help sculpt your arms, try these:
Upper triceps impulses
Stand with feet together and hands holding dumbbells with palms facing each other. Place your right foot diagonally behind your left foot. Bring the dumbbells over your head with your elbows bent at right angles and they should be stacked above your shoulders. Your shoulders should be directly over your hips as you bend your knees to lower yourself and also bring the dumbbells down. Push yourself up with your right toes and left heel for an upward pulse. This counts as 1 rep. You’ll need to do 15 reps before switching to the other leg.
Another arm exercise that will tone your arms is the overhead press. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and knees soft, with each hand holding a dumbbell. Bring your arms into a goalpost position with your elbows open to the sides and your arms up. Engage your core as you raise your arms straight above your head. Slowly bring them back to your first position and repeat 15 times. Make sure to control your up and down motion to push those muscles in your arms.
Hold a dumbbell in each hand with your palms facing each other. Your arms should be placed at your sides with elbows bent to lift the weights toward your shoulders. Lift the right foot and then take a step diagonally behind the left leg. Take a step back as your elbows are extended so the weights are behind your back. When you push yourself into the first position, you should bend the weights to your shoulder blades. Do the same steps with the other leg. This counts as 1 rep. Continue alternating until you have completed 15 reps.
Not only does this exercise target the arms, but it also helps in strengthening the core as well. Stand up straight with your feet hip-width apart, knees soft, and hands hold a weight in front of you. Contract your abdominal muscles as you raise the weight above your head. Bend your elbows to lower the dumbbells behind you without opening your elbows out to the sides. Now raise your arms above your head without flaring your ribs. You will need to perform 15 reps.
Triceps box dip
This is an exercise that you can do while watching TV. Sit on the edge of a chair or with your back to a box or step. Place your hands on the chest or stand with your fingers pointed toward your body. Your feet should be extended in front of you. Lift yourself up by straightening your arms, then lower yourself again by bending your elbows. Don’t sit completely on the floor. Push yourself back up and repeat. This will work your triceps and chest.