Are your arms a bit flabby to your eyes? Those loose muscles under your arms may be affecting your self-confidence to the point that you aren’t really keen on the idea of wearing sleeveless tops and dresses. But before you hide those arms, why not sculpt them instead?
Most of us head to the gym to workout, but if your busy schedule is preventing you from doing this on a regular basis, why not work on your arms at home? There is no shortage of arm sculpting workouts that you can do in the comforts of your home and the best part is that you can do them any time you want to. If you are looking for exercises to help sculpt your arms, try these ones out:
Overhead triceps pulses
Stand with feet together and your hands holding a dumbbell with palms facing one another. Bring your right foot behind your left foot in a diagonal manner. Bring the dumbbells over your head with elbows bent at right angles and must be stacked just above your shoulders. Your shoulders must be directly above the hips as you bend both your knees to lower yourself and to bring the dumbbell down too. Push yourself up with your right toes and left heel to pulse back up. This counts as one rep. You will need to do 15 reps before switching to the other leg.
Another arm workout that will sculpt your arms is the overhead press. Stand with your feet wide and your knees soft with each hand holding a dumbbell. Bring your arms in a goal post position where your elbows are open to the sides and arms up. Engage your core as you raise your arms straight above your head. Bring them back slowly to your first position and repeat 15 times. Make sure that your up and down movement is controlled to push those muscles in your arms.
Hold a dumbbell in each hand with your palms facing one another. Your arms should be positioned at your sides with elbows bent to bring the weights toward your shoulders. Lift right foot then take a step diagonally behind the left leg. Take a step backward where your elbows are extended so that the weights will be behind your back. As you push yourself back to your first position, you should curl the weights back to your shoulder. Do the same steps with the other leg. This counts as one rep. Continue alternating until you complete 15 reps.
This exercise doesn’t target the arms alone, but it also helps strengthen your core as well. Stand straight with your feet hip-width apart, knees soft, and your hands holding a dumbbell in front of you. Contract your ab muscles as you raise the weight above your head. Bend your elbows to lower the dumbbell behind you without opening your elbows out to the sides. Now raise your arms overhead without flaring out your ribs. You will need to do 15 reps.
Triceps box dip
This is one workout that you can do while watching TV. Sit on the edge of your chair or with your back to a box or step. Place hands on the box or step with your fingers pointing toward your body. Your feet should be extended before you. Lift yourself up by straightening your arms then lower yourself back down by bending the elbows. Don’t sit on the floor fully. Push yourself back up and repeat. This will work on your triceps as well as pecs.