Today I’m staring arm workouts at home that are perfect for busy women that want tight, toned arms and the workouts to make them happen.
If you’re ready to go sleeveless with confidence and grab your dumbbells and get ready to get results.
Why dumbbells? Because aside from pushups, tricep dips, and speedbags there aren’t a lot of arm exercises that can be done with bodyweight.
Also, doing the same exercises over and over increases the chances that the body will adapt and get used to what you’re doing…
That means if you do the same moves constantly – you won’t get results.
The solution? Use different dumbbell arm exercises and train every single muscle in your arms at home.
That’s why I’m sharing today’s arm exercises with you. These little-known arm exercises are great for targeting secondary muscle fibers that often go overlooked.
I’m also sharing links to more popular arm workouts that target everything else. (See them linked for you below)
By targeting the muscles in different ways you’ll get better results, faster, from the comfort of your home. It also helps prevent boredom during workouts, too.
As you scroll through the following exercises, notice how all of the exercises move in different directions…
10 ARM EXERCISES
Stand holding dumbbells in front of your body with palms facing your legs. Keep your arms straight with a slight bend at the elbows. This is your start position. Exhale and lift the dumbbells up in front of you until they’re at shoulder level. Inhale and slowly return the weights back down to the start position to complete one rep.
AROUND THE WORLDS
Stand with dumbbells in each hand down in front of your legs with palms facing away from you. This is your start position. Exhale and lift your arms out to the sides, and upward until they’re overhead. Inhale as you return the weights back down to the start position to complete one rep.
Hold your dumbbells down by your sides, with palms facing your legs. Keep your arms straight with a slight bend in your elbows. This will be your starting position. Exhale and lift the dumbbells up and out to shoulder height. Inhale as you slowly lower your arms back down to the start position to complete one rep.
Stand with a dumbbell in each hand, with your palms facing away from you. This is your start position. Bend your arms, at the elbows, curling the weights in towards your shoulders. Pause and then slowly return your arms to the start position to complete one rep.
GOAL POST PRESS
Stand up straight holding dumbbells up and out to the side at shoulder height. Bend your arms at a 90-degree angle so your knuckles are facing the sky. This is your start position. Exhale and squeeze your arms together in front of you. Inhale and reverse the movement, returning to the start position, to complete one rep.
OVERHEAD TRICEP EXTENSION
Extend one arm directly above your head, while holding a dumbbell. Your arm should be close to your head. This is your start position. Inhale and slowly lower the weight back and down behind your head, as far as you can. Your forearm should be the only thing moving. Exhale as you push your arm back up to the start position to complete one rep. Complete the same number of reps with both arms to complete your set.
Stand with your forearms up and parallel to each other without touching. This is your start position. Breath and quickly rotate your wrists away from your face as if you’re punching an invisible speedbag. Quickly adding up reps until you burn out your arms.
Stand with a dumbbell in each hand. Keep your elbows and wrists close to your sides. This is your start position. Lift the weights up until they reach shoulder level. Then slowly lower back down to the start position, as if you’re about to hit a nail with a hammer, to complete one rep.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Holding dumbbells, lift your elbows up, until they are (as close to) in line with your shoulders. Knuckles should be pointing in towards your body. This is your start position. Exhale and rotate the weights up until your knuckles are facing outward. Inhale and return back down to the start position, to complete one rep.
CROSS OVER EXTENSIONS
Stand holding dumbbells, crossed in front of you, with your wrists facing your body. This is your start position. Exhale and draw your elbows up and out, then extend your forearms up and outward in a wide “V” shape overhead. Inhale and reverse the movement, crossing and lowering your arms back down to the start position to complete one rep.
Home Arm Workout
HOW TO DO THIS HOME ARM WORKOUT
- First, warm up with some light cardio and some arm stretches. Think jogging in place, jumping jacks, or running on a treadmill.
- To begin, do 10 reps of all 10 exercises. Use a 5 or 7.5/8 pound weight. If 5 feels too easy, add more weight.
- Do 3 full sets, of all 10 exercises to complete this arm workout at home.
- After you’re done, finish with some light arm stretches for 5-10 minutes.
I hope you liked this workout. After trying it leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
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Christina is a certified Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, & Holistic Fitness & Health Coach. After healing multiple personal health issues, getting off 7 meds, & losing 40 pounds, Christina teaches others how to get Happy, Healthy, & Fit quickly with the most delicious food and least intense workouts.