How to Tone Your Arms for Summer’s Hottest Styles
The style of the summer is off-the-shoulder tops, shoulder cut outs and tanks that tie at the top.
For all those women who have spent all winter at the gym, this is your (and your biceps’) moment to shine!
And the off the shoulder trend is the perfect excuse to expose the toned arms and sculpted shoulders you’ve worked your ass off for.
“You have to create the shape before you can show it off and weight training is the most simple way to do that,” she says. “The Les Mills workouts, specifically BODYPUMP and Grit Strength, they’re designed to help increase your lean muscle mass.”
Whether you’re looking to get added definition before the summer kicks off or you just want to get that extra pump before sporting the hottest off-the-shoulder trend, Bankston recommends these five moves to get your arms toned!
Do 10 reps of each move, then repeat the whole sequence three times through:
1. Triple Dead Row
Bend the knees and sit your butt back. Slide the bar to knee level by tipping forward from the hip and then row upwards toward your belly button. Keep your elbows back during the row and bring the bar back down toward the knees. Perform 3 rows then return to standing and repeat.
2. Bicep Curl with Plate
Start with weights by your sides at arm’s length. Keep elbows close to your body and curl the weights towards the front of your shoulders and bring back down.
3. Tricep Dips
Position hands shoulder- width apart on a table or bench. Extend legs out in front of you so they are bent and straighten your arms. Slowly bend your elbows and lower your body toward the floor, once you are close to the end of the movement slowly press up to the start position.
4. Tricep Push Ups
Lie on the floor in plank position with hands shoulder width. Lower yourself toward the ground until your chest is level with your elbows. Then push yourself back up to the starting position using only your arms.
5. Plate Snatch
Start in standing position with plate held in front of you at arms length. Then in one full movement, jump forward with legs in a squat position and lift plate overhead. Hold. Then jump back to starting position.
Have you tried these five moves to keep your arms toned this summer? Tweet @ReebokWomen and show us!