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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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Triceps Extension

Stand with left foot forward, knees bent. Bend slightly forward at the hips and keep abdominal muscles pulled in toward the spine. Place left hand on left thigh for support and hold a 3- to 5-pound dumbbell in your right hand. Keeping elbow bent, pull right upper arm up and back to almost parallel with the ground. Extend arm straight out behind you. (See photo for proper position.) Squeeze and hold before bringing arm back in to starting position. Do 3 sets of 15 reps on each side.

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