3 Simple Exercises that can Tone Arms


By: Ana Margarita A. Olar|

Here are some simple yet effective exercises to help you tone your arms:


Push-ups are not only for toned arms; it is an ultimate ab workout too. It helps to build stronger arms and core. You can begin with a knee push-up if you can’t do the normal plank push up. Do 3 sets of 5 to 10 repetitions. You can add more sets once your arms and muscles get stronger.

For harder modification, you can put your arms on your back and do push-ups with one arm. You can also lift one leg while pushing with two arms.

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Weight Lifting

Weight lifting is a time-tested strategy to increase muscle mass in your arms. Aside from reducing arm fats, it can also help to melt belly fats. Caution though: you need to do arms and body stretches before engaging into any weight lifting exercises. You can go to the gym and work with a personal trainer. You can also search for online tutorials to give you ideas especially on how to take care of the muscles and joints while lifting.

If you’re a beginner, it is safe to start with 2lbs to 4lbs weight. You can increase as your muscle grows stronger. If you’re budget short and can’t visit the gym, you can improvise by using water bottles with sand or pebble stones.

There are many lifting movements to shape your triceps and biceps. Start with 3 sets of 10 repetitions for different arm movements.

Chair Dips

For this workout, you need a stable bed or chair on a non-slippery floor. Chair dip exercises use your body as a weight to train the arms. It helps to trim arm fats and the back fats too.

The chair or table should be 2 feet higher than the ground. Face away from the furniture and place your hands on it. Bend your elbows and move your whole body to the ground and come back to your position.

Repeat this movement for 5 times and do 3 sets.

These 3 simple home exercises can help you achieve toned arms in no time.

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