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Video: Thin And Toned Arms: 6 Effective Exercises To Try At Home
Although we are all confined, there are many solutions to stay in shape without setting foot in the gym. To say goodbye to “washcloth” effect arms, we reveal 6 effective exercises that will allow you to proudly display your thin and firm arms in a swimsuit during next summer! Don't have dumbbells at home? Do not panic ! Our workouts also work with 1.5L water bottles. So get out your exercise mats and get ready to sweat a little!
Sport and confinement: 6 exercises to have thin and toned arms
Have chubby arms and sagging skin become your worst nightmare? Rather than transforming yourself into a crow, learn to take advantage of the interior space to build muscle. It has been said over and over again, confinement is no excuse for not taking care of your body! In addition to reading books lying on the shelves for months, practicing your culinary skills and tidying up your dressing room, insulation also gives you the possibility of adopting a healthy lifestyle while taking care of your body. So, for those who dream of having thin and toned arms, it is home sport that should be taken up. The idea? Each morning, you set aside 10-15 minutes to sculpt your arms and shoulders using dumbbells, a forehead bar, or your own body weight. Demo with the 6 muscle exercises to follow!
Exercises without equipment to have toned arms
If you are one of the women who ruin her life because they have flabby arms, read on! The arms, shoulders and stomach can be worked in a thousand and one ways at home! No need for professional sports equipment. You just need to use the weight of your own body, a few elements of the interior (bottles, chairs or stairs) and the tutorials available on the Web. Bloggers regularly offer workouts and exercises that you can easily do without spending too much. A good point when you are starting out and you are not yet ready to invest in sports equipment!
Pumps against a wall
Push-ups are one of the best bodyweight strength training exercises. There are many variations you can try to tone your arms and lift your breasts. Usually performed on the floor, the push-ups can also be exercised against a wall. So, stand in front of a wall, stretch your arms forward and start pushing off the surface with your fists. Remember to take short breaks and keep your body straight. It is not your chest that you are pushing back, but your weight. To learn how to do it correctly, check out the video above. If you choose to train outdoors, you can use the steps of a staircase.
Dips on a chair, sofa or bench
Dips are another great exercise for toning arms. To succeed, all you need is a chair. So, sit on it, place your hands on the ledges and push your butt forward until it is in the air. Bend your elbows 90 degrees. Lower your buttocks as low as possible. Try not to move your hands. Bring your glutes back to the starting position using your arms only. Repeat the movement several times for the dips to be effective. For more details on performing the exercise correctly, check out the video above.
Sheathing and variations
Sheathing is not an exercise to be underestimated. This type of strength training works in depth almost all the muscles in your body: the abdominal group, the glutes, the back, the arms, the shoulders and the lower back. Its regular practice can even reduce back pain. Although it only requires a minimum of movement, the board offers big advantages to those who practice it. It is arguably one of the best ways to tone your arms. Here are the most famous board variations to try at home! In just a few weeks (as long as you practice them every day), the arms and shoulders become firmer while the “bat wing” effect wears off. Bingo!
Exercises with dumbbells to have thin arms
Dumbbells are the perfect fitness accessory for toning your arms and shoulders. Demo in two easy exercises! But just before you start, which dumbbell should you choose for maximum results? Most sports stores offer dumbbells for the gym, more or less comfortable, heavy and expensive. For a home workout, choose simple, light weights that weigh between 3 and 5 pounds.
"Pretty arms" exercise with dumbbells
The first is to raise your dumbbells above your head. To do this, stand with two feet parallel (so that your spine is aligned), then position your elbows at shoulder height. Raise the weights above your head with your arms straight, then lower to the starting position. Repeat the movement several times or 4 sets of 10 repetitions. Multiply these to increase the difficulty level. This is enough to get pretty thin and muscular arms!
Be careful, however, exercises involving weights (dumbbells, kettlebell) can have a harmful effect on the back. To prevent back pain, it is best to remember to pull the pelvic bone forward or bend your knees with each exercise. If the pain persists, stop everything!
Extend your arms out to the side at shoulder level and start making small, slow circles backward for 1 minute. Change the direction and do a few circles forward. Then flap your arms up and down (like a bird) doing a small range of motion for 1 minute. Rest and repeat the exercise. To make it more complex, do not hesitate to use dumbbells: 1 kg in each hand will do the job perfectly!
Exercises to build your arms without a chin-up bar
Having sublime arms is possible with the pull-up bar. Emblematic of gyms, this sports accessory is perfect for working the triceps, well-known muscles that are not used very much in normal times, unlike the biceps. That is why it is important to train them fairly regularly. To do this, we offer you a very simple exercise to do with a 4 kg kettlebell. So take the latter and spread your legs shoulder width apart. Balance the weight, do a little rotation and push very high, then go back down and come back. Repeat the movement while breathing. Keep your knees flexible and your hand on the waist. So you work all of your arms, including your back. Do the same on the other side. Once you've completed about 15 reps,let go and check out the video above for more arm strength exercises.
Fashion tips and tricks to know when you have flabby arms
Do you have a little too round arms? Rather than focusing on the upper body, learn to play with different clothes, materials and colors to enhance the entire silhouette. How to do ? Feminize the waist with a pretty belt, wear dresses and skirts favoring the pencil cut, opt for cigarette pants revealing the ankles. The idea is to calm things down on your upper body.
When it comes to the upper body, do not hide in clothes with sleeves. Ruffles, mini sleeves and short sleeves, there are cuts that are suitable for strong arms. To unify the bust, prefer dark tops. However, avoid American armholes which tend to make the arms appear rounder.
In terms of materials, choose transparent materials that discreetly reveal the skin while concealing your flaws: light muslin, lace, veils, etc. Finally, our last fashion tip that always works is to accessorize your wrists. Bracelets, rings, bangles and cuffs, accumulate jewelry to look away from your hands.