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.
Legs, glutes, shoulders
- Stand with your feet hip-width apart and hold kettlebell in your right hand with fist close to chest, elbow bent and tucked into body. (Allow the kettlebell to rest on your forearm throughout this movement.)
- Lower body into a full squat, keeping abs tight.
- Quickly drive through heels out of the squat while simultaneously pushing the kettlebell up in the air by straightening the arm (at the top, your palm will face forward). Do for 30 seconds, then switch to left hand for 30 seconds. Repeat this sequence once more.
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Originally published on June 25, 2019