We have excellent news for you if toned arms and shoulders are on your “must have” list. To acquire toned arms, you don’t need a sophisticated bicep curl machine; you can perform it at home with very little equipment.
“To obtain an excellent arm exercise at home, just take a set of dumbbells, weighted items, or a set of resistance bands,” advises Openfit Live trainer Katie Mumford. You may even utilize only your own weight in some circumstances.
To get you started, here are some arm workouts. To accelerate your results, include some of these into your next upper body exercise.
1. Shoulder press with resistance band
Dumbbell Lateral Raise
Hold a pair of dumbbells at arm’s length, palms facing in, and stand with your feet hip-width apart. This is the starting point.
Raise your arms out to the sides until they reach shoulder height, keeping your core strong, back flat, and chest high.
Return the weights to their starting position after a brief pause.
Dumbbell Front Raise
Hold the grips at arm’s length at your sides, palms facing front, with both feet in the center of a resistance band. This is the starting point.
Curl the handles toward your shoulders using only your lower arms (keeping your elbows locked at your sides).
Pause, then slowly drop the handles back to their initial positions.
5. Dumbbell skull crusher
Place your feet flat on the floor or on a bench, and hold a pair of dumbbells straight over your chest, palms facing each other. This is the starting point.
Bend your elbows and drop the weights to the sides of your head using only your lower arms.
Return to the beginning position by pausing and then reversing the movement.