Best Arm Toning Exercises for Women

August 28, 2012 by  
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Article by Chloe Ashworth

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Toned arms are one of the most sought after results of women working out up and down the country. With party dresses showing off the arms this Christmas, most women want to ensure that their upper bodies look toned and presentable in time for the party season and so are heading to gyms in Manchester and gyms in Leeds and elsewhere throughout the country! Here are a few of the best arm toning exercises to try out at your local gym:

Bicep CurlsIf you want to tone up your biceps, or the muscles at the front of your upper arm, then bicep curls are the perfect exercise. Find the right weight for you (start with the lowest weight and you can always work your way up to a weight you find comfortable for you) and then stand with your feet shoulder-width apart for support.

Curl the dumbbell towards your pectoral muscles, being careful not to move your elbows which should be kept against the side of your body.

Alternating Bicep CurlsThis take on the traditional bicep curl allows you to concentrate on one arm at a time, giving one arm time to rest while you work out the other arm. Simply raise the dumbbell up to just past your shoulder and lower it back down again slowly while your other arm gradually begins to rise up to your other shoulder.

Triceps ExtensionTo tone the triceps (the muscles at the back of your arms responsible for dastardly bingo wings), stand with one leg in front of the other, knees bent; far enough for you to lean comfortably with your hand on your thigh for support with a dumbbell in the opposite hand. Starting with the weight resting in your hand with your arm resting at your side, slowly raise the dumbbell up so that your upper arm forms a straight horizontal line parallel to the ground with your lower arm hanging down forming a 90 degree angle at the elbow.

You will begin to feel the burn in your triceps and should gradually extend the weight so that your lower arm is right out behind you, forming a completely straight line with your entire arm. Then slowly return the weight to the resting position at your side.

Overhead PressStanding upright with feet shoulder-width apart, hold a dumbbell in each hand facing forwards at shoulder height. Slowly start to lift the weights up in the air until your arms are completely vertical and then bring the weights back down to the starting position.

These exercises should help to work your biceps, triceps and shoulders for completely toned arms and if you consult with a fitness instructor at your regular gym, they should be able to show you how best to hold yourself to protect yourself from injury and also how many reps they think you can carry out to have a comfortable, yet challenging enough routine.

About the Author

Chloe Ashworth is Fitness professional who has worked in the industry for several years. She now writes and shares her wealth of knowledge about health and fitness. She also writes about her experience with gyms in Manchester and gyms in Leeds

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Chloe Ashworth is Fitness professional who has worked in the industry for several years. She now writes and shares her wealth of knowledge about health and fitness. She also writes about her experience with gyms in Manchester and gyms in Leeds












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