JJ Virgin, PhD, CNS, author of Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy, is the premiere voice of scientific reason in the world of nutrition and wellness. She is one of the nation’s foremost celebrity nutrition experts, public speaker and media...
Of course the right upper-body exercises are crucial for shaping slim and sexy arms, but it's only one part of my integrated program for creating the arms and body of your dreams. You must also "feed" your arms so that you're building muscle while burning off the fat. Here are my top six nutrition and exercise tips from Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy that you can put into action today for trim, toned arms.
Exercise 2: Upright row
Works upper back, shoulders and biceps
Start position: Stand tall with your feet hip-distance apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand.
Movement: As you keep your core muscles engaged, lift your elbows until they are level with your shoulders, bringing the weights together and up to your chest level. Lower and repeat.