The Best Arm-Toning Workouts

If you want to tone your arms, then keep reading. In this article, we'll tell you more about some exercises you can add to your regular arm workout routine. 
The Best Arm-Toning Workouts

Last update: 23 May, 2019

Arms are one of the areas that best responds to workout sessions. That’s why we’ll go over the best arm-toning workouts in this article to help you get results faster.

If you’re looking to tone your arms, it’s certainly important that you understand the anatomy of your arms’ muscles. In most cases, biceps and triceps are the most commonly worked muscles at gyms.

You must know that biceps tend to show quicker than triceps, but it’s crucial that you work on both muscle groups equally. This will guarantee a balanced body, a healthy posture, normal movement range, and injury prevention.

The best arm-toning workouts

In order to tone up your arms, all you need is to work with your own body weight. However, most arm-toning workouts on this list will allow you to train with extra weight or gym machines. Start taking notes and choose your favorite arm-toning exercise!

1. Push-up plank for arm-toning workouts

The first exercise on this list is the push-up plank. In order to do it, you must place your elbows on the floor, directly below your shoulders and your forearms in parallel. Keep your legs straight behind you and your feet together. Then, it’s time to tense your muscles in order to keep your body in a straight line from head to toes.

Planking at home.

Push yourself up with one hand as you incorporate the other, until both hands are on the floor, keeping your arms straight. Squeeze your abs when you go low while doing the push-up. Finally, lower your back and put your elbows back to the initial position.

2. Bicep curls

Bicep curls are one of the best exercises to tone your arms. To do it, you need to hold a dumbbell on each hand and stand up with your arms to your sides. Start by twisting the forearm in a way that the palm of your hands look up, and keep your elbows to your sides.

You must “curl” your elbow to lift the weight all the way up to your shoulder. Slowly squeeze your biceps once you reach the final position. To finish one repetition, lower your hand to the initial position. We suggest that you do 12 repetitions on each arm.

Russian weight push-up.

3. Tricep dips for arm-toning workouts

This is one of the classic arm-toning workouts. It mainly works triceps, shoulders, and back. To start, put your hands behind you on a chair or a bench, keeping your shoulders directly over your wrists and all your fingers “pointing” at your body. Stretch your legs in front of you and use your heels to support your weight.

At-home triceps exercise.

Then, bend your elbows, lower your shoulders to your hands and your hips to the floor by using your arms. Stretch the arms to press your body back into the initial position. That’s one repetition! Do at least 20 of these. 

4. Standing tricep extension

This final exercise called standing tricep extension involves extending your arms over your head with a dumbbell, and it’s ideal to work triceps and shoulders. Begin by standing up with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms above your head, holding the dumbbell.

Triceps extension with dumbbell, one of the greatest arm-toning workouts.

You must let your hands fall to the back of your head and then slowly lift your arms to make a double strike on your triceps. Remember that you must always keep your elbows near your ears when doing each repetition. Try to do 10 dips to get the best results.

Before you finish, don’t forget that the results tend to appear after a few weeks of training, but you must maintain your routine and motivation to reach your arm-toning goals! If you go to the gym, try to do a routine with less weight and more repetitions. What are you waiting for?

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