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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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overhead press
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Overhead Press

Stand up straight with feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, and abdominal muscles pulled in. Hold a 5- to 10-pound dumbbell in each hand at shoulder height with palms facing forward and elbows pointed down. Press dumbbells directly up over shoulders in line with the body so the weights just touch over your head; keep neck long and shoulders down. Slowly lower dumbbells back to starting position. Do 3 sets of 15 reps.

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