When summer comes and you have to wear t-shirts and tops that reveal the arms, you may feel a little uncomfortable. You suddenly discover that your arms aren’t your best asset, so all you have to do is to start doing some exercises for toning them. Luckily, this part of the body is easier to tone than the rest of the body, so you shouldn’t spend too much time achieving your goal. In order to find out which are the best workout ideas for toned arms, read the article below.
Lying Triceps Extension
If you have flabby arms, this exercise is one of the best. It can be easily done with either dumbbells or a curl bar. Lie your back flat against a bench and straighten your arms while holding the weights. Then, at a controlled pace, lower them towards your forehead while keeping your elbows pointed upwards. You can also perform the exercise on a decline bench.
Start the exercise with a dumbbell in each hand. Curl the weights up towards your shoulders and be sure that you don’t swing too much and that your elbows stay positioned under your shoulders. The exercise is very efficient for the biceps and they will help you a lot in toning your arms.
All you have to do it to find a sturdy bench or chair and place your hands on the bench with the legs behind you. Spread your arms shoulder-width apart so that you support your body on the bench. Make sure that your body forms a straight line. While you lower the arms, keep the abs contracted and hold for a couple of seconds. Repeat the exercise at least 10 times.
For this exercise, you will need a pull-up bar, but you shouldn’t worry if you don’t have one at home. You can easily buy one, or you just may go to the gym or in the park. The exercise is very easy and efficient and you have to hang from a bar and slowly exhale and pull your chest up to the bar keeping your back flat and core tight.
This exercise is very easy and efficient. You can do it by sitting on a chair or a bench, with the palms on each side of you. Keep your weight on your hands and push your buttocks in from off the chair. Bend the elbows, lowering the hips toward the floor and try to bend elbows 90-degree angles behind you. Straighten your arms by pushing your body weight back up. Repeat the motion slowly as many times as you can.