These 3 Moves Will Give You Toned Arms in No Time

All you need is a pair of 3-8 lb. dumbbells.




1. Shoulder Shaper

WORKS: shoulders and abs. Stand with feet hip-width apart, a weight in each hand in front of thighs (left). Lift right arm straight out to side, left arm straight ahead, both to shoulder height (right). Lower arms to first position for one rep. Repeat on other side and continue for 12 reps.

MAKE IT EASIER: Use lighter weights.

MAKE IT HARDER: Do arm lifts while balanced on one leg to engage abs.

2. Back & Chest Chiseler

WORKS: shoulders, back and abs. Kneel on right knee, left foot in front, left knee bent almost 90 degrees. Hold weights near calves, palms inward. Hinge forward, chest toward thigh (left). Open arms up and out to a T (right). Slowly return to A for one rep; do six. Switch legs and do six more.

MAKE IT EASIER: Skip the weights.

MAKE IT HARDER: Extend back leg straight into a deep lunge.

3. Tank Top Triceps

WORKS: arms, back, chest and abs. Hold weights in plank position. Pull right hand to chest, elbow pointing toward ceiling (left). Straighten right arm back (right), hold for two seconds, then bend elbow and lower arm. Switch sides for one rep. Do six reps.

MAKE IT EASIER: Instead of plank, do arm moves on all fours.

MAKE IT HARDER: Do six reps on one side before switching to other side.