These Killer Home-Based Workouts Can Give You Sleeker Well-Toned Arms
2 of the most sought-after workouts are those that tone the abs and those that tone the arms.
One of the reasons for such a demand is that your arms are one of the few areas to stand out when you start working out. And depending on your workout goals, you may not need to lift heavy weights to tone your arms
If your goal is not to build bulkier arms, but, to get stronger, sleeker arms, then these arm exercises are for you. They are designed to give you longer, leaner arms that will turn heads when you walk into a room.
The good thing is that you don’t need to visit the gym to do any of the exercises and you don’t need any expensive equipment to do any of them either. Just a set of dumbbells, a kettlebell and a yoga mat or towel. And all can be done in the comfort of your home and at any time you are up for them.
So, no more excuses of not having enough time to work out or no money for the expensive gym membership fees
These at-home arm workouts will give you the well-toned sleeker, arms you’ve always wanted
The routine: Perform 3 rounds, 12 reps per move, 2-3 times per week. Pair with a cardio workout for optimal results. And try not to rest in between moves or rounds, to keep up your heart rate and those calories burning
Start out parallel to the floor in a plank position then lower your body, bending your elbows until your chest touches the floor. Return to starting position and repeat.
- 2. Kettlebell Swings
Stand with your feet hip-width apart, holding the kettlebell with both hands in front of your body, arms loose.
- Bend your knees slightly, keeping your weight in your heels.
- Slightly swing the kettlebell through your legs toward your rear then explode with your hips forward sending the kettlebell up toward the ceiling, overhead or at least chest-height.
- Be sure to keep your arms straight and extended throughout the entire exercise.
- Bring the kettlebell back to the start position between your legs and repeat, using the momentum you’ve built up!
3. Triceps Kickbacks
- Stand with your feet hip-width apart.
- Hold a dumbbell in each hand at your side.
- Bend your upper body at your waist slightly to make a 45-degree angle.
- Push the dumbbells back until they are parallel with your lower back. Return them to the start position, bending your elbows, bringing the dumbbells in line with your chest.
4. Dumbbell Shoulder Presses
- Stand with your feet hip-width apart, bring the dumbbells (one in each hand) up to your shoulders.
- With a slight bend in your knees, thrust the dumbbells up overhead to meet at the top.
- Return to the starting position with dumbbells at your shoulders and repeat.
5. Floor Bench Presses
Lie on the floor, knees bent with a flat back. Hold a dumbbell in each hand, press them toward the ceiling then lower the weights until your triceps touch the floor. Repeat.