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Arm Toning Exercises

Posted On Wednesday, 13 July 2016 11:28

Most people are unhappy with their flabby arms. In 2012 the most popular plastic surgery was the arm lift. Most of us however are not too willing to go under the knife. Here is a list of a few arm toning exercises you can do to achieve the arms you want.

Tricep Dips

Dips work the triceps and are a great exercise because they can be done almost anywhere. To do a tricep dip, place your hands behind you on the edge or either a chair or bench and keep your knees bent. Dip down and bend your elbows to 90 degrees then lift yourself back up into starting position.

Dumbbell Kickback

The dumbbell kickback is another great tricep exercise. Start off by holding dumbbells in both hands and plant your feet straight and bend your knees a little. You want to bend forward at the waits so you are parallel with the ground and keep your elbows at 90 degrees. Extend your arms behind you.



Push-ups are easy when you get your form down. They work out not only your arms but your chest, core, and back as well. To do a push-up you want to put your hands flat on the ground with your arms under your shoulders and your legs straight out. Bend your elbows and bring your body down and push back up into starting position. If you are having trouble doing push-ups you can try the modified version in which you place your knees on the ground instead of having your legs straight tout.

Turkish Get Up

The Turkish get up works you arms in every way possible and is also a full body exercise. Start by lying on your back with a kettle bell or dumbbell to your side. Pick up the dumbbell and extend your arm and slowly sit up then stand all while keeping the dumbbell raised above your head then slowly return back down to starting position.


Pull ups may seem like a difficult exercise but most of us can do one. The best way to do a pull-up is with an assisted pull-up machine until you build up the strength to do one on your own. Other ways to do a modified pull-up is to use a chair to place your knee or a heavy resistance band to wrap around the pull-up bar and place your knee in.

When doing these arm toning exercises, remember to pace yourself. Try to complete 15 to 20 reps of each exercise and stop if needed and take a short break.

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