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4 Easy Arm Exercises

Work your upper body with these simple strengthening moves. In addition to toning your arms, they'll also build muscles in your shoulders, back, and chest. Aim to do this routine two times a week.

Descriptions by Holly Perkins, B.S., Exercise TV Trainer; Edited by Megan Finnegan

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Biceps Curl

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, and abdominal muscles drawn in. With arms straight at your sides and palms facing in toward thighs, hold a 5- to 10-pound dumbbell in each hand. Contract your bicep to bring the right dumbbell up, rotating a quarter turn so your palm is level with and facing your right shoulder. Pause, then slowly lower to starting position; repeat with left dumbbell. Do 3 sets of 15 reps on each side.

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