6 Arm-Toning Exercises

by SheKnows
Apr 4, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. ET
Lie on your stomach, then prop yourself up on your elbows and toes. Keep your abs engaged and your elbows directly under your shoulders.

1 /9: Triceps Step-Up: Step 2

1/9 :Triceps Step-Up: Step 2

Lift yourself onto your hands leading with one side, then the other. Hold for 20 seconds. Release and repeat for 10 reps.

2 /9: Lateral Bicep Curl: Step 1

2/9 :Lateral Bicep Curl: Step 1

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Lift your arms out to your sides at shoulder height.

3 /9: Lateral Bicep Curl: Step 2

3/9 :Lateral Bicep Curl: Step 2

Now curl your arms towards you while keeping them in the same position. To add a bit more intensity lift one knee up towards your chest as you curl. Repeat for 20 reps.

4 /9: Boxing Jabs: Step 1

4/9 :Boxing Jabs: Step 1

Stand at a diagonal, with light dumbbells in your hands, and legs in a runners stance.

5 /9: Boxing Jabs: Step 2

5/9 :Boxing Jabs: Step 2

Alternate jabs side to side while twisting from the waist. As you jab, lift the opposite knee. Do this move for 30 seconds, then repeat on the other side.

6 /9: Floor Crawl with a Towel

6/9 :Floor Crawl with a Towel

This exercise is best done on a smooth, hard floor. Start in the classic push up position, with your toes on a towel. From here, crawl forward using only your arms. You may bend your elbows, but not more than 90 degrees. Go from one side of the room to the other, then turn back. Continue until muscle failure.

7 /9: Side Triceps Extension: Step 1

7/9 :Side Triceps Extension: Step 1

Lie on your side so that your body is in straight line. Use your bottom arm to support your head and neck and place your top hand on the ground in front of you, fingers pointing towards your head.

8 /9: Side Triceps Extension: Step 2

8/9 :Side Triceps Extension: Step 2

Bending at the waist, push your upper body off the ground until your arm is straight. Then lower yourself back to starting position. Do 10-12 reps, then switch sides.

9 /9: Front to Lateral Raise

9/9 :Front to Lateral Raise

Standing with feet shoulder width apart, lift one arm forward to shoulder height and the other arm to the side, making a perpendicular shape. Keep alternating back and forth. Do 3 sets of 12.