There are multiple benefits of incorporating arm workouts into your gym routine. First and foremost, having strong arm muscles ensures you’re able to carry out daily tasks such as lifting heavy objects and carrying bags, or children – if you’re a mama! It’s horrible to feel weak and helpless, especially when you can easily strengthen your arms when you put the effort in.
Another awesome benefit is having arms that look fit and toned! I always notice immediately when someone has nice arms, which has resulted in me spending more time on arm workouts at the gym. I never used to bother working my arms, but in my mid-twenties, I’m realizing how important it is to strengthen them, especially as I think long term.
Having strong shoulders, biceps and triceps will also enhance your other workouts. Whether you swim, run, do yoga, or play sports, strong arms will allow you to do each workout at your max and reap amazing benefits.
These 10 arm workouts will help you build muscle, shed fat and sculpt your arms so that you can flaunt them throughout the rest of the summer and beyond!
1. Tank Top Arms Workout by Fitness Blender
The title of this video says it all – if you’re looking to get toned arms you can rock in a tank top, work your way through this tutorial. It takes you through multiple arm exercises to shape your arms and shed calories. The narrator tells you what to focus on, and how to properly do each exercise so that you reap the most benefits.
2. Beginner Workout for Upper Arms with Weights by LivestrongWoman
Targeting your upper arms, this workout is perfect for beginners. She talks about the importance of resistance, and how doing the exercises with control will benefit your workout overall. She also gives you options for making each of the arm workouts easier or more challenging, so you can feel comfortable no matter what level you’re at.
3. Lean, Toned Arm Workout for Beginners by PsycheTruth
You don’t even need to use weights for this arm workout. Not only will you get lean and toned arms, you’ll also strengthen them for maximum benefits! She brings you through a unique range of exercises that will make your arms burn in the best way. From tricep push ups to arm pulses, you can do all of these exercises right from the comfort of your own home!
4. Chest, Back, Arms and Shoulders by Carly Rowena
Working out at home has its perks, but if you want to work your arms at the gym, it’s important to know how to use gym equipment properly. In this workout, she uses both free weights as well as gym equipment such as the rowing machine and lat pull down machine. I’ve really been loving using machines at the gym lately, so check out this sequence if you’re looking to expand your gym equipment knowledge.
5. How to Lose Arm Fat by XHIT Daily
Working your shoulders, biceps and triceps, this exercise regime is intense, but it works! In one workout you’ll work towards toned, muscular arms, while shedding fat at the same time. It’s a full arm routine that includes everything from shoulder presses to kickbacks to reverse flys. She explains the technique of each exercise, so it’s perfect if you’re just starting to work arm exercises into your routine!
6. Strong & Sexy Swan Arms Workout by BeFiT
If you’ve ever envied ballerina arms, work this arm toning sequence into your routine. You’ll build upper-body strength and posture, while sculpting and toning your arms. The 15-minute workout targets muscles in your arms, shoulders, core and back, so you’re really getting the full gamut. The exercises are quite swan-inspired, so if you’ve ever wanted to feel like you’re starring in Swan Lake, be sure to bookmark this tutorial!
7. Arm Workout for Women No Equipment by ChinaCandyCouture
This workout looks like so much fun, plus the setting and music will take you away to tropical paradise. There’s no equipment required, and it’s short and sweet so you can do it whenever you have 5 minutes to spare. You’ll definitely feel the burn at the end, after working through exercises like up and out jacks, rhomboid pulls, and jabs and hooks.
8. Arms – Power Yoga Workout by SarahBethYoga
If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you know exactly how great an arm workout it is. This tutorial takes you through a yoga sequence that focuses specifically on your arms. It’s a short routine, but it will definitely get the job done. Since she uses many yoga terms, I would suggest this for anyone who has previously taken yoga. It will help you gain arm strength and tone up fast!
9. 6 Mins to Sexy Arms by blogilates
Get ready, because you’ll be feeling the burn within the first exercise of this no-equipment workout! Cassey Ho is a certified Pilates and fitness instructor and I absolutely love all of her videos! Like she says in the intro, if you want to be able to take one trip from the car to your door after you do your groceries, you have you build up your arm strength, and the exercises in this video will do just that!
10. 5-Minute Sexy, Sculpted Arm Workout by POPSUGAR Fitness
In just 5 minutes, you can sculpt some super sexy arms! Using five to fifteen-pound dumbbells, you’ll work your biceps and triceps, and build arm muscles you can’t wait to show off. They’ll also bring you through a great arm stretch at the end, which is just as important as the workout itself. Try this one out for sculpted, lean arms.
If you’d rather not stream videos all the time, you can invest in a DVD such as Jillian Michaels Killer Arms and Back. It’s an awesome workout that targets your upper body, and with Jillian Michaels as your instructor, you know you’ll get worked hard!
If you’ve been neglecting your arms, it’s time to start working them out! Strong, toned arms are just a few workouts away, so start today and see results in a few short weeks!
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