When you move your arms a bit, does the flesh continue to sway? Have you lost weight and now find there’s loose skin that needs some firming? It’s time to take charge. Here are some simple ideas to help. These exercises to tone arms can be done at home. When you stick with a workout program, before you know it, you’ll see significant changes and look forward to those sleeveless days.
You don’t need special equipment to tone your arms at home.
Many exercises for arms use dumbbells. You can still do them and don’t have to buy any special equipment. You probably have soup cans in your cupboard or water bottles you can fill to substitute for dumbbells. You can use that substitute dumbbell to do a tricep overhead extension. Hold the bottle or a dumbbell with both hands over your head and bend your arms at the elbow, lowering it behind your back at a 90 degree angle. Lift it back to starting position and repeat.
If you’re stuck in an office, you can still workout.
A chair dip can be done in your cubicle, but not if your chair has rollers. You need a stable starting point to do a chair dip. Sit on the edge of a chair with your legs extended and heels touching the floor. Grasp the sides of the chair with your hands and lift yourself forward, then slowly lower yourself to the floor until your arms are at a 90 degree angle. Lift yourself back up again to seated position. It’s tough. So go as far down as you can without losing control until you build strength.
Push-ups are great workouts for the arms and total body.
You’ll tighten your core muscles and build your arms by doing push-ups. Push-ups have been around for a long time and one reason is that they work. A tradition push-up get into plank position with your toes touching the ground and hands placed directly under the shoulders, with elbows at a 90 degree angle. Keep your body straight as you lift your upper body until your arms are straight with weight on hands and toes. There are traditional push-ups and modified ones. One modification is for people that aren’t fit enough to do a traditional push-up, is done with bent knees and the weight on knees and hands. To work your arms for bat wings, simply place your hands close together in starting position.
- You can have your free time watching TV and still tone your arms. Do a plank. Get into push-up position but have the weight on your toes and forearms, keeping body straight. Hold for a minute or one commercial! Lower the body. Simple but effective.
- If you want to use equipment, but don’t want to spend the money, use resistance bands. They’re super cheap. One arm exercise has you hold one end of the band in each hand, push your arms out in front of you and pull the bands, making your hands further away from each other.
- Use the soup cans or water bottles for a bent over row. Have one weight in each hand, bend at the waist. Try to push your shoulder blades together as you lift your arms, pulling the dumbbells to the chest.
- One way to improve your arms is to make sure you get plenty of collagen and that means eating healthier. Collagen is a protein necessary to boost skin elasticity and build muscle tissue.
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