When you work your arms and shoulders properly by strength training, you’ll get stronger, more defined arms! Check out my top 3 favorite moves for a great upper-body workout! If you have free weights or a resistance band, that’s great! If not, grab some cans of food or bottled water! Complete 2 sets of 15 reps each a few times each week.
1. Shoulder Press – Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Hold weight in each hand, at your shoulders with your palms facing out. Drive both weights up towards the sky until your elbows are almost straight. Be sure to keep your shoulders pressed down! Lower the weights back down slowly and repeat.
2. Bent Over Row – Hold a weight in each hand and face palms forward. Bend your knees slightly and bring your torso forward by bending at the waist. When you bend, be sure to keep your back straight, almost parallel to the floor with your head up. Lift the weights to your side, keeping your elbows close to the body, without moving your torso. Slowly lower the weights and repeat.
3. Hammer Curl – Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart. Hold a weight in each hand with your arms at your sides and palms facing the body. Keep your elbows close to your torso. Curl your weights up toward your shoulders as if you’re lifting a hammer. Hold the muscle contraction a moment before lowering the weights back down and repeat.
* If you try these a bit and are looking for additional ways to build muscle in your arms before summer, let’s chat over some ways I may be able to help YOU! Send me a message to talk over some personalized program design for your upper body!