Tank top season is here, which means it’s time to tone those arms! Today we’re sharing some of our favorite at-home moves that target your shoulders, triceps and deltoids so you can wear your favorite summer tops with confidence. Don’t have weights? Freeze a couple of water bottles and get those arms moving. And don’t forget to scroll to the bottom for some of our best selling sleeveless tops.
Exercises for Toned Arms: Rear Delt Raises
What to Do: You can either sit or stand for these. Keep your back as straight as possible, slight bend in knees and slowly lift the weights away from your body and towards the ceiling. Don’t go above parallel to really target your shoulders. Concentrate on squeezing your back together at the top of the rep. Use a light weight and repeat for 1 minute.
Exercises for Toned Arms: Tricep Dips
What to Do: Start seated with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Place your hands just behind your hips, fingertips facing forward. Draw your abs in tight as you lift your hips up off the floor, pressing down through your hands. Lift your right leg and extend it up towards the ceiling. Bend your elbows and lower yourself to just above the floor. Quickly press back up. That’s one rep. Complete 10 reps with your right leg lifted, 10 with the left, and then move right into your hovering sit up [2B].
Form tip: Emphasize the press up, not the drop down, on your dips. Try not to sink into your hands, but instead press up pushing with the backs of your arms to help alleviate any stress on the wrists.
Exercises for Toned Arms: Double Raise
What to Do: Stand with feet hip-width apart, hands at sides, a weight in each hand. Raise left arm in front of you, weight vertical, as you raise right arm to side, weight horizontal, to shoulder level (as shown). Return to start. Repeat, switching arm positions, for 1 rep. Do 3 sets of 12 reps.
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