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.
Upper back, Sides of torso, Backs of shoulders, Backs of upper arms
- Lie face up, holding one dumbbell securely in both hands, arms reaching toward the ceiling and dumbbell aligned over your chest. Bend your legs, feet on the floor and knees pointing up.
- With abs tight and a firm grip on the dumbbell, slowly extend your arms over your head and behind you, keeping your elbows slightly bent and upper arms close to your ears.
- When your arms are parallel to the floor, return to starting position. Do 8-12 repetitions.
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Originally published on June 25, 2019