Arm-Sculpting Exercises You Must Try
With the ongoing pandemic, your at-home workouts are probably starting to feel boring. It can be frustrating, making you feel as if you’re no longer making progress towards your goals. Don't get discouraged, though. All you need to do is make a few changes and incorporate new exercises you haven’t yet tried. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few arm-sculpting exercises you must try while you’re stuck at home.
Dumbbells Are Your Best Friend
While you’ve been staying close to home, you probably bought a pair of dumbbells. If you didn’t, what are you waiting for? You can do absolutely anything with a set of dumbbells. They will be—or already are—your best friend. Here are a few dumbbell exercises to try:
Lying Overhead Triceps Extension
If you’re looking for an exercise that will make the flab in your underarms cry, look no further. This move is a perfect way to build muscle at home. All you need is a yoga mat or an open carpet space and your dumbbells. To do this, lay on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat. Your feet shouldn’t be too far away from your butt. With a dumbbell in each hand, extend your arms up over your shoulders with your palms facing your feet—this is your starting position. Next, begin to lower the dumbbells by bending your arms at the elbow and coming down near your forehead. Then pause and slowly begin to bring the weights back up to your starting position.
Repeat this movement as many times as you can to find out how many you can successfully do in one set. Then adjust accordingly. If you’d like to challenge yourself, you can do so by increasing either the number of reps or sets that you do. If you find that you’re struggling, decrease the number of reps and sets that you do.
Curtsy Lunge With a Bicep Curl
This exercise is perfect for your full-body training days. It exercises your biceps but also incorporates the muscles of your lower body, such as your quads and glutes. Performing this exercise is relatively easy because it’s exactly what it sounds like. Begin by performing a modified reverse lunge that involves crossing your opposite leg behind the other. Both knees should reach a 90-degree angle, and as you move your leg back, you will simultaneously perform a bicep curl. You can start with 6 to 8 reps per set to give you an idea of how to adjust, if necessary.
No Equipment Necessary
If you don’t have dumbbells, you don’t need to rush out to buy some. But seriously consider it, because trust us, they will become your go-to for home workouts. Regardless, we also have some life-changing arm-sculptors that don’t require equipment. Here’s a brief list:
- Plank Side-Walk – These are amazing for your abs, too!
- Tricep Dips – Great for that kick-ass sore feeling we all crave after our workouts.
- Kickboxing Punches – Because why wouldn’t you want to feel like a badass while you’re warming your arms up?
These are just a few arm-sculpting exercises you must try while you’re stuck at home during a pandemic. By incorporating these exercises into your routine, you’ll be able to regain confidence in your workouts. And to look your absolute best for your gym-life return, check out our women’s athleisure tops. You’ll find the perfect fire fit to help you build serious muscle.