“I want to get my arms in shape for summer. I never feel great about going out in sleeveless shirts. I just want my arms to be more toned – and slimmer.”
Does that sound like you?
If so, our 7-minute arms slimming workout to the rescue.
1) Side to Side Box Shuffles
Shuffle your feet from side to side.
2) Jumping Jacks
Jump your legs out as you bring your hands overhead, then jump back to standing.
3) Step Touches with Shoulder Press
Step from side to side as you bring your bent arms overhead.
4) Step Touches with Chest Fly
Step from side to side holding elbows together in front of you and level, opening up your chest and bringing your shoulder blades together.
5) Shoulder Rolls
Roll your shoulders forwards and backwards, arms hanging loose by your sides.
6) Arm Circles
Raise your arms in front of you at shoulder level, parallel to the ground. Now raise your arms upwards and rotate it backwards and down and front again in a 360 degree motion.
Slim Arms Workout
1) Dumbbell Standing Shoulder Press
Stand holding a dumbbell at eye level with your arm bent, palm forward and other hand on your hip. Press the dumbbell straight overhead and then lower it to the starting position. Do 12 reps.
2) Dumbbell Front Raises
Stand holding a dumbbell with both hands. Lift the weight in your left hand in front of you with your arms parallel to the floor and at shoulder level. Slowly return to the starting position. Repeat 12 times.
3) Dumbbell Bicep Curls
Stand holding a dumbbell with both hands. Without moving your upper arms, bend your elbows and curl the weight toward your shoulders. Slowly lower the weight back to the starting position, straightening your arms completely. Perform 12 repetitions.
4) Resistance Band Bicep Curls
Hold the handle of a resistance band in either hand. Step one foot onto the middle of the band. Simultaneously bend both elbows without moving your upper arms. Straighten both your arms, coming back to the starting position. Do 12 curls.
5) Resistance Band Lateral Raises
Hold the handle of a resistance band in either hand. Step one foot onto the middle of the band. With elbows slightly bent slowly raise your hands out to the side until your hands are just above shoulder height. At the same speed, lower your hands back down to the starting position
6) Kneeling Diamond Push-Ups
Get into a kneeling push up position with your shoulders directly above your wrists. Place your hands so your thumbs and index fingers form a triangle on the floor. Perform 10 push-ups with your hands in this position.
7) Tricep Dips
Sit on the floor with your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor behind you. Straighten your elbows to lift your hips off the ground. Keeping your pelvis high, inhale, and bend your elbows straight behind you. Exhale and straighten your arms, working the triceps
8) Overhead Tricep Curls
Sit on the floor and hold a dumbbell. Bring the dumbbell up to your shoulder and extend the arm over your head. Slowly lower down the dumbbell behind your head by keeping your upper arms stationary and then return to the starting.
These exercises for slimming your arms are easy! They won’t take a lot of time out of your day, and you’ll start seeing results quickly.
It’s not too late to start now, so you can have toned, slimmer arms for summer.
More? Check out our 17 Amazingly Effective Arm Slimming Exercises for Women.