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
Stand with right foot forward, knees bent, and weight evenly distributed on both legs. Hold a 3- to 10-pound dumbbell in your left hand and place right hand on right thigh for support. Bend forward slightly at hips and keep abdominal muscles pulled in toward the spine. Begin with left arm straight, then exhale and bring left elbow straight up, close to the body, until the dumbbell is next to the bottom of your rib cage. Pause, then slowly return to starting position. Do 3 sets of 15 reps on each side.
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