We love toning our arms anytime and anywhere. And with spring starting, we’re feeling motivated to sculpt our upper bodies! Strong arms can make you feel extra confident. They help you lift your kids, hug your girlfriends, raise that glass of vino to your lips and rock strappy sundresses.
This 10-minute arm-toning workout is the perfect routine for any occasion. Pair it with your favorite cardio workout, do it before a night out with your girlfriends or squeeze it in anytime you need a quick toning session. Be sure to pick a set of dumbbells that allows you to maintain great form to protect yourself from injury. For more tips on form, choosing your weights and toning your upper body, check out this post. And remember to always refuel those muscles with plenty of protein. We’ll be sippin’ on Tone It Up Protein smoothies all spring long.
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Ready for the workout? Go through three rounds of each exercise (15 reps per move).
Forward Raise: Tones your shoulders!
Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Hold your dumbbells in each hand in front of your thighs with your palms facing down. Raise both arms in front of you to shoulder level, then slowly lower back down. Do 15 reps.
Biceps Curl: Sculpts your biceps!
Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Hold your dumbbells in each hand in front of your thighs with your palms facing up. Curl the weights toward your shoulders. Lower your arms back down with control. Do 15 reps.
Shoulder Press: Tones your shoulders!
Stand tall and hold your dumbbells in each hand with your palms facing forward. Raise your arms so that your elbows are at shoulder height — this is your starting position. Press the weights overhead then slowly lower to the starting position. Do 15 reps.
Plank Row to Press: Sculpts your triceps, shoulders and core!
Start in high plank position with your wrists directly below your shoulders. With a dumbbell in your right hand, raise your right elbow to your torso, keeping your arm close to your body. Then twist your upper body to the right and press your right arm overhead. Slowly reverse the motion and bring the dumbbell back to the ground. Do 15 reps on each side.
Kneeling Triceps Push-Up: Sculpts your triceps!
Start in high plank position with your wrists below your shoulders. Rest your knees on the mat. Keeping your core engaged, bend at the elbows and lower your chest toward the mat until your arms make 90-degree angles. Keep your elbows as close to your torso as possible (don’t allow them to flare out to the side). Push through your palms to straighten your arms. Do 15 reps.
What Do YOU Think?
When it comes to weight training, do you make your arms a priority? What are some of your favorite arm-toning exercises? Will you be trying this workout? Let us know in the comments section.