13 Exercises To Elevate Your Arms To Angela Bassett Status In No Time

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Can't stop thinking about Angela Bassett, Serena Williams, and Halle Berry's arms?

Yeah, me either. And honestly, with suns out guns out season coming up, I want those arms, too. And with you clicking on this article, I know that you do. So, how can we get them? The answer is simple: try some resistance training.


What's resistance training?

Well sis, resistance training is a form of exercise that improves muscular strength and endurance. During a resistance training workout, you move your limbs against resistance provided by your body weight, gravity, bands, weighted bars, or dumbells -- aka the training you need for those bomb-ass summer arms.

If you strength train three times per week, as recommended, you'll feel a difference in strength in about two weeks. You'll see the difference, in the form of toned arms, in four weeks. For each workout, choose a combination of at least eight different arm exercises targeting various muscle groups. Complete 8-12 repetitions, and 2-3 sets.

With the arm exercises below, create your own arm and shoulder workout routines that will guarantee you the title of #armgoals in no time.

Lateral Raise (AKA Side Raise)

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Directions:

  • Stand tall with knees slightly bent. Holding a dumbbell in each hand, let your arms hang by your sides, palms facing in.
  • Keep a slight bend in your elbows as you raise your arms out to the sides until the dumbbells are level with shoulders (make sure your palms are facing the floor).
  • Lower your arms; complete 8 to 12 reps

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