Get Tank Top Ready: 6 Arm Sculpting Exercises
Exercise Equipment You'll Need:
- Workout mat
- Hand weights (5-10 lbs.)
Repeat each of the exercises below 10 times. Add more repetitions and increase weight as these exercises become easier.
1. Bent Elbow Chest Flies
Stand with your legs hip width apart in a comfortable position. Grab your weights in each hand and raise your arms up to shoulder height. Then bend your elbows up to a 90 degree angle so your arms are still shoulder height, but your weights are above your head. Holding your arms at shoulder level, bring your elbows in front of your chest to touch and return to the starting position.
2. Straight Arm Chest Flies
Lay on your back with your knees bent (feet planted firmly on the floor). Hold your arms out to your sides at shoulder level with your hand weights in each hand. Holding your arms as straight as possible, lift your weights to touch in front of your chest and then return to the starting position.
3. Bench Press
No bench needed for this exercise. Lay flat on your back again with your knees bent (feet planted firmly on the floor). Hold your weights in either hand with your arms at shoulder level and your elbows bent so the weights are next to your head. Lift your arms until the weights touch above your chest, then return to the starting position. Be sure that your arms do not touch the floor when you return to the starting position.
4. Chest Press
Lay on your back, hold your weights in either hand with your elbows at your sides and bent so your weights are above your chest. Hold your weights parallel to your body and bring your arms/weights up to touch above your chest. Return to the starting position and repeat.
5. Push Ups
6. Close Hand Push Ups
Just like the regular push up, again you can do these with your knees down or not, this time though your hands should be
These exercises will help strengthen your chest, sculpt your arms and will help banish bra bulge to get you ready for tank top season. Also see a personal training specialist for more exercise tips.