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5 Arm Toning Exercises without Weights

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Flabby arms can certainly be a hindrance to wearing your favourite sleeveless top or dress but this doesn’t mean that you’ll forever hide them in the shadows of your coat, shawl, or even your long sleeved outfit. As a matter of fact, you don’t even have to go to the gym to get rid of the flab. There are various arm toning exercises that you can do right in your very home that will help you firm up the flab and reveal well-toned muscles that you can flaunt whenever you want.

1. Arm Circles.

Arm circles targets your shoulders, triceps, and biceps. To start, you should stand up straight with your feet firmly planted on the ground. Extend your arms to your sides at a 90 degree angle. Move your arms forward in a small, circular manner as fast as you can. Do as many repetitions as you can manage then go backwards in the same number of repetitions as you did before. Do this two or three more times. If you pull in your abdominal muscles tight, you’ll be able to more revolutions.

2. Wall Push-ups.

Regular push-ups are difficult to master but doing push-ups on the wall can help make things a bit easier since you can adjust the level of difficulty. You should stand up facing the wall with your face about 6 inches away. Place both hands on the wall about shoulder width apart. Go back as far as you can while keeping your feet flat on the ground. Inhale as you lower yourself towards the wall and your glutes tucked. Exhale as you push yourself upwards. If a full step back is making your wall push-ups difficult, walk a little forward so you can do the push-ups in a more comfortable manner.

3. Tricep Dip.

Sit on the edge of a chair with your hands gripping the edges of your seat and your legs stretched out. You should bend your arms so that your body will move in a forward direction while your feet are still firmly on the ground. Do tricep dips slowly 15 times. Do 3 sets.

4. Floor Dips.

If you don’t fancy doing dips using a chair, floor dips can work just the same. One advantage to this exercise is that you’ll be able to monitor your form as you work out. To begin this exercise, sit on the floor with your knees bent. Your fingers should be facing forward just like when doing crab walk. You should tighten your abs as well as tuck your glutes before lifting your pelvis off the floor until you are in a reverse tabletop pose. Lower your body down by bending your arms to work your triceps. Make sure that your butt doesn’t hit the floor on your way down so that the muscles in your arms and core remain activated. Do this dip for a full minute.

5. Pull-Ups.

Another great exercise for toning muscles without weights, pull-ups target the muscles in your chest, arms, sides, and shoulders. You might need someone to help you do the pull-ups at first because you will be lifting your entire body weight. To do this exercise properly, you should place your hands about shoulder width apart on the horizontal bar. You should then raise your entire body until your chin is above the bar. Slowly lower your body down before repeating the process.

 

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