Tone Up Your Arms for Summer's Sleeveless Styles

May 7, 2009
  • Chest Fly with dumbbells on ball (lie down on stability ball with upper back and neck supported on the ball - start with the heavier set of dumbbells in each hand and palms facing each other - slowly lower the dumbbells to a "T" position, keeping a slight bend in the elbows and return to starting position)
  • Pullover with dumbbells (lie down on stability ball with upper back and neck supported on the ball - start with the heavier set of dumbbells in each hand, arms extended over your body at a 90 degree angle with your torso, and palms facing each other - slowly lower the dumbbells behind your head as far as you can, keeping a slight bend in the elbows and return to starting position)
  • Upright Row with dumbbells (stand with feet hip width apart holding the heavier set of dumbbells in each hand, palms facing thighs - pull dumbbells to front of shoulders with elbows leading the movement and return to starting position)
  • Tricep Dips with feet up on ball (start with arms behind you on a bench or sturdy chair, fingers pointing at your back and heels on top of the stability ball - slowly bend your elbows and lower your bottom toward the floor and return to starting position)
  • Lateral Raises (stand with feet hip width apart holding the lighter set of dumbbells in each hand - palms should be facing the outer side of each thigh - with elbows slightly bent, slowly raise arms to shoulder height, keeping wrists in line with elbows and return to starting position)
  • Front Raises (stand with feet hip width apart holding the lighter set of dumbbells in each hand - palms should be facing the front of the thighs - with elbows slightly bent, slowly raise arms to shoulder height, keeping wrists in line with elbows and return to starting position)
  • For more tips, visit East Bank Club's Web site at www.eastbankclub.com.

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