Gone are the days of doing endless biceps curls and triceps pushdowns to get arms worthy of showing off. In fact, you don't even need a gym to get the cut, awesome arms you've always wanted — just grab a kettlebell, find a little open space, and get sweaty. These five moves will strengthen and tone your arms — just in time for this summer's tank-top season.
Repeat five times:
- 10 kettlebell swings
- 5 dive-bomber push-ups
- 10 burpees
- 5 kettlebell high pulls
- 10 plank jumps
Stand with your legs hip-width apart, holding a kettlebell while allowing it to swing slightly behind your legs. Propel your hips forward, bringing the kettlebell straight over your head. Make sure to keep your eyes on the kettlebell at all times and point it straight up or slightly forward. Pull the kettlebell down from the sky and repeat.
Start in a downward dog position. Bend your elbows, drop your chest to the floor and push forward. Pause when you have pushed your body forward and up. Bend your elbows and drop your chest back down to the floor. Push back up to the starting position and repeat.
Get into a squat position with your hands on the floor in front of you. Kick your feet back into a push-up position and lower your body to the floor. Return your feet back to the squat position as fast as possible. Immediately jump up into the air as high as you can. Add a little clap for pizzazz!
Stand with your legs hip-width apart, holding a kettlebell with both hands. Pull your shoulders back and engage your abs, and then squat down and lower the kettlebell so it's just above the floor. Use your hips to stand up quickly while simultaneously bending your elbows and bringing the kettlebell to your chest. Return to the starting position and repeat.
Start in a plank position with your shoulders directly over your elbows. Jump your feet as far as you can toward your hands. Jump back to the starting position and repeat.
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