8 Simple Arm Exercises to Get Toned Arm Muscles
When it comes to workouts, everyone thinks that there is some magic spell that will make you look good in no time and with the least amount of effort spent. The thing is that there is no spell and there must be some time and effort spent. Though, if you choose the right type of exercising you may have to spend less time and effort to get the greatest outcome.
Today we are going to talk about something of this kind. All you will need to do is to devote a few minutes a day to two simple exercises to tone up your arms in no time. Does that sound like something you would like to try out? What are you waiting for? Dive in!
#1. Lying Dumbbell Tricep Extensions
– Lie flat on your back on a bench and position your feet flat on the floor on either side of the bench.
– With a dumbbell in each hand, extend your arms over head until fully extended. Your palms should face one another and your hands should be close together.
– Bend the elbows and lower the weights to either side of your head.
– Extend your arms to return to the starting position.
#2. Side Shoulder Dumbbell Raises
– Stand with your back straight, feet shoulder width apart, while holding a dumbbell in each hand with a neutral grip.
– Hold your arms fully extended by your side, with your palms facing in to your body. – Keep your elbows close to your sides. This is the start position.
– Keeping your arms fully extended and your torso stationary, lift the dumbbells out to your sides and up until they are at shoulder level. Exhale as you do so.
– Hold for a count of one while squeezing your shoulder muscles.
– Return to the start position in a smooth controlled movement inhaling as you do so.
#3. Standing Two-Armed Bent Over Dumbbell Rows
– Stand tall with a tight core and flat back. Hold a pair of dumbbells at your side with an overhand grip. Bend slightly at the knees as you push your hips back. Keep your chest and head up. Upper body should be almost parallel with the floor.
– With your elbows at a 60-degree angle, bring the dumbbells up. Pause when your upper arm is parallel with the floor. Contract the muscle then slowly return the dumbbells to the starting point.
#4. Tricep Dumbbell Kickbacks
– Holding a pair of dumbbells with an overhand grip, stand tall with your chest up and core braced. Bend at the hips while keeping your back completely flat.
– Once your upper body is parallel with the floor, bring your upper arms to your sides. Begin by pushing the dumbbells back and behind you. – Pause at the top of the movement and feel the contraction in your triceps. Slowly lower the dumbbells and begin again.
#5. Kettlebell Windmills
– Safely clean and press a kettlebell overhead.
– Keep the kettlebell above you. Your elbow should be locked out.
– Now push your butt toward the arm with the kettlebell. Bend from the hips, reaching for the floor with the opposite hand. Keep your gaze on the kettlebell during the movement.
– Once you touch the floor, pause, make sure the arm is still locked out, and return to the starting position.
– Come to the ground on your knees. Tighten your core and maintain a flat back.
– Position your hands on the ground in front of you, directly below your shoulders. Cross your feet in the back.
– Lower your chest towards the ground. Bend your elbows at a 60-degree angle until your chest is just above the ground. You should feel a stretch across your chest. Hold for a count of one.
– Without locking your elbows, push yourself back to the starting position by straightening your arms.
#7. Upright Dumbbell Rows
– Holding a dumbbell in each hand,stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
– The dumbbells should be resting on your thighs with your palms facing in.
– Lift the dumbbells straight up in single smooth movement until they are just below your chin making sure to keep your shoulders back and your elbows out.
– At the top of the movement, flex or squeeze your biceps and forearms. Hold for a count of one.
– Return to the starting position slowly to keep tension on the muscles.
#8. Bench Tricep Dips
– Sit on a chair with your hands either next to your hips or slightly under the hips.
– Lift up onto your hands and bring your hips forward.
– Bend your elbows and lower your hips down, keeping shoulders down and hips close to the chair.
– Push back up but don’t lock your elbows and repeat.