I’m sure you heard of, “it’s not what you wear but who wears it” makes the difference. It is true to some degree. People who understand this, are the ones who make sure they are ready to wear whatever they want. Having to wear a strapless dress can be a scary thing for some women most probably because of the appearance of their arms and shoulders. This easy arm workout routine consisting of 5 exercises will help you to tone your arms and shoulders.
If you are one of those ladies who are negative about the way your arms look in the strapless dress. If you have always wanted to wear a strapless dress but never thought your arms looked good enough. Then here is the solution to your problem. These 5 exercises target your arms and shoulders so you can have tight and tones arms to put that strapless dress on and feel amazing.
1. Standing Bicep Curls
*You will need a set of dumbbells for this arm workout. You should pick a weight that you can do 10-12 reps with and feel fatigued afterwards.
Stand with your feet shoulder length apart with the dumbbells in your hands down at your sides. Face the palm of your hand out away from your body. Exhale and lift the dumbbell up halfway (90 degree bent at elbow). Lower the dumbbell back to starting position while inhaling. Repeat on the same side for 10-12 reps and then perform with the other arm. Strive for 2-3 sets on both arms.
*Standing while doing this exercise will also help work your core muscles.
2. Triceps Dips for Toned Arms
*You will need a bench or a sturdy chair for this arm workout
Sit on the chair or bench and grasp the front of the bench near your thighs. Walk your feet forward until your hips are slightly bent and your arms are straight out behind you. Do not lock your elbows. Inhale as you bend your elbows to a 90 degree angle and lower your hips to the floor. Exhale and press yourself back up until your elbows are straight again. Do not use your legs to push you back up. Keep all your weight on your heels and use your arms to push you back up. Do 10-12 reps and strive for 2-3 sets.
3. Push-Ups Arm Workout
*Yes they really work even though many women hate to do them!
Kneel on the floor with your arms straight but do not lock them. Keep your wrists in line with your shoulders and your fingers facing forward. Hands should be slightly wider then your shoulders. One at a time extend your knees behind you until you are balanced. Slowly lower your chest to the floor as you bend your elbows. Once your upper arms get parallel to the floor and your chest touches the ground press back to starting position. Do not arch your back and keep your back straight at all times. Repeat the exercise for 10 reps and strive for 2-3 sets.
4. Shoulder Press
*You will need a set of dumbbells that are a comfortable weight for you.
Stand with your feet around shoulder length apart with a dumbbell in each hand. Your hands should be at head level (bent at elbows) with your palms facing forward. Press the weights up to an overhead position as you straighten your arms above your head. Do not lean forward or bend your back. Slowly lower the dumbbells back to starting position and repeat for 10-12 reps. Strive for 2-3 sets.
5. Bent Over Row
*You will need a dumbbell that is a comfortable weight for you.
Begin with your dumbbell on the floor. Place your left foot in front of your right and bend over so your back is parallel to the floor but with a slight arch. Knees should be bent slightly. Hold in your abdominal muscles to protect your back. Grasp the dumbbell with your right hand and keep your arm straight down at your side. Lift and pull the dumbbell into your chest and squeeze the muscles in your upper back. Lower the weight slowly to starting position and repeat on this side for 10-12 reps. Switch sides and perform 10-12 reps on that side. Strive for 2-3 sets.
If you do this arm workout routine regularly for few weeks you should be able start wearing the strapless dress once again.