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Ready for Short Sleeves?

It’s summertime and warmer weather means short sleeves, tank tops, and swimsuits that show off our arms and shoulders. How would you like to have summer ready arms that can last through the year? Oh, and you’ll be stronger too!

Here are three great moves that you can do at home to help you work for flab-free arms! Grab your dumbbells, do the work, and keep a journal of your workouts, reps, and weights.

3 Great Exercises

1. Triceps Work
Hold your weights in the plank position. Pull your right hand with the dumbbell to your chest with your elbow pointing to the ceiling. Next, straighten your right arm back and hold that for 3 seconds. Then bend your elbow and lower your arm.

Repeat on the left side. Do eight reps. This works your arms, chest, back, and abs.
If planking is difficult, you can do these arm movements on all fours.
If you want to intensify this, you can do eight reps before switching to the opposite side.

2. Shoulder Work
Standing straight up, with your weights in your hands in front of thighs, and your feet hip-width apart. Raise your right arm out to the side and your left arm forward. Keep the weights at shoulder height. Lower and reverse on the other side.

Repeat on both sides six times each. This will work abs and shoulders. You can use lighter weights if necessary. You can also intensify this by doing lifts while balancing on one leg to engage your core.

3. Chest and Back Work
Kneel on your right knee with your left foot forward and your left knee bent at 90 degrees behind you. Position the weights near your calves with your palms inward. Lower your chest toward your thigh. Spread your arms up and out resembling a T.

Return back to the start and fan open on the opposite side. Do reps of six. This works your back, shoulders, and core. You can do this without weights if needed. You can intensify by straightening your leg back into a deep lunge.

Your three moves are waiting for you. Summer arms are on the way!