Do you dream of having beautiful and toned arms? That is why you need to make strength workouts a part of your life and with their help you can work your biceps and triceps, making your arms and shoulders strong.
We would like to share these five easy-to-follow exercises for beginners with you. This workout is only 9 minutes long but we promise it will bring you incredible results. All you need is one set of dumbbells, you may start with 8 pounds but you can also choose something lighter or heavier.
This workout will help you efficiently strengthen your arms and shoulders. You will realize that you can have an ideal body without gym training. Just do not be lazy, work hard and you will achieve your goal!
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#1. Swiss Ball Dumbbell Chest Flyes
- Sit on a Swiss Ball while holding a pair of dumbbells. Slowly, walk your feet forward, rolling yourself down the Swiss Ball. Lean back and keep the dumbbells at your chest.
- Once your shoulders are supporting you on the ball, engage your hips, driving them up. Your feet shoulder be outside of shoulder-width. Engage your core throughout the exercise.
- Push the dumbbells above your chest. Slowly, spread your arms to the sides, opening up the chest. Pause when the dumbbells are at parallel with the ground. Return to the starting position.
#2. Bent Over Double Arm Tricep Kickbacks
- Holding a pair of dumbbells with an overhand grip, stand tall with your chest up and core braced. Bend at the hips while keeping your back completely flat.
- Once your upper body is parallel with the floor, bring your upper arms to your sides. Begin by pushing the dumbbells back and behind you.
- Pause at the top of the movement and feel the contraction in your triceps. Slowly lower the dumbbells and begin again.
#3. Standing Dumbbell Overhead Shoulder Press
- Holding a dumbbell in each hand, stand straight, with your feet shoulder width apart. Raise the dumbbells to head height by rotating your arms forward and up.
- Your triceps should be parallel to the floor and your elbows bent at 90 degrees. This is the start position. Keeping your back straight and using only your arms, extend through your shoulders and elbows to drive the dumbbells straight up, ehaling as you do so.
- As your arms reach the fully extended position, bring them in towards each other until the dumbbels touch lightly together. Hold for a count of one, while squeezing your shoulder muscles. In a controlled movement, return to the starting position, inhaling as you do so. Repeat.
#4. Plié Dumbbell Squats
- Stand up straight with a tight core and flat back. Position your feet wider than shoulder-width. Your toes should be facing out diagonally.
- Holding a dumbbell with both hands in front of you, look straight ahead and bend at the knees while driving your hips backward. Your knees should be following your toes in a diagonal line.
- Complete this wide stance squat by having your thighs come parallel with the ground. Pause and slowly return to the starting position without locking your knees. Repeat.
#5. Dumbbell Squats
- With your feet shoulder-width apart, stand with dumbbells as your sides with your palms facing each other.
- Keeping your back straight and facing forward, squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
- Pause for one second. Pushing up from your heels, raise back up to starting position and repeat.
#6. Commando Rows
- Place two dumbbells or kettlebells on the floor about shoulder width apart. In a push up position, place your hands on the grip section of each bell for support. Spread your legs to slightly wider than hip width apart with your toes supporting your weight. This is the start position.
- Push down through one bell and at the same time “row” the opposite one upwards by retracting your shoulder and bending your elbow. Hold for a count of one. Your breathing should remain constant throughout the movement.
- Lower the bell to the floor and without pause, then repeat the movement with your other arm. When you have rowed both arms, that is one repetition. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
#7. Dumbbell Step-Ups
- Place a bench in front of you. Hold a pair of dumbbells and stand facing the bench. Brace your core and keep your gaze straight ahead.
- Bring your right knee up and step up on to the bench. Placing all of the effort in your right leg, bring your body up into a standing position on the bench.
- Slowly lower yourself to the starting position and switch legs.
#8. One Arm Dumbbell Rows
- Place a dumbbell on each side of a flat bench. Place your right knee on the end of the bench. Bend your torso from the waist until your upper body is parallel to the floor, while placing your right hand on the bench in front of you for support.
- With your left hand, pick up the dumbbell with an overhand grip. The palm of your hand should be facing into you. Keep your lower back straight. This is the start position.
- Using your back muscles, pull the dumbbell straight up to the side of your chest, keeping your upper arm close to your side. Exhale as you do so. At the top of the movement, hold for a count of one and squeeze your back muscles.
- Return to the start position inhaling as you do so. Repeat. Complete all repetitions for one side before switching sides.
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