Build upper body strength and get sexy toned arms with these fun workouts that you can do in your living room.
Instead of mindlessly doing bicep curls and push-ups to tone up your arms, put these YouTube workout videos on play and sweat alongside inspirational personal trainers whose routines come with a fun twist. A strong upper body also eases everyday activities, such as lifting bulky grocery bags and opening heavy glass doors effortlessly. After doing these exercises, wave goodbye to flabby arms and say hello to sexy, sculpted biceps and triceps that you can flaunt in your favourite strapless dress.
Push and punch your way to super sculpted arms
Been loving your boxing HIIT classes? This no-equipment workout by Fitness Blender is a mix of upper body strength moves like travelling push-ups and tricep dips with cardio kickboxing intervals. Besides getting your heart rate up, the combinations of jabs, crosses, hooks and knee-ups led by personal trainer Kelli also help boost your coordination skills. Warm-up and cool-down included.
Get a sexier back and banish bra bulge
If you’ve always wanted to zap upper back fat to rock a tank top, this 15-minute workout by personal trainer Rebecca Louise is for you. Expect lots of pulsing and a variety of arm raises that will work your chest and back muscles at every angle. All you need is a pair of dumbbells. If you don’t have a set, grab two water bottles instead. Fair warning: you might not be able to tie your hair up after this.
Stand tall with stronger shoulders
Those familiar with Blogilates founder Cassey Ho’s famous weightless arms workouts will be excited to know that she has added even more moves that you can do anytime and anywhere. Don’t be deceived by how easy these moves look. We promise you’ll feel the burn in your biceps, shoulders and back just a few minutes in.
Flow your way to lean and toned arms
Yoga enthusiasts will love this arm-strengthening vinyasa flow. Roll out your mat and follow yoga instructor Brett Larkin as she takes you through a 25-minute sequence designed to sculpt your biceps and triceps. Build strong and lean muscles through poses like downward facing dog and side plank holds, and power through meditative arm circles till the end.
Need a low-impact alternative?
Light and portable, resistance bands are a great alternative to dumbbells, especially if you’re looking for a low-impact workout. In this quick 3-minute routine, trainer Amy Jo from Athlean-XX for Women demonstrates six beginner-friendly moves using this handy tool, aimed at toning your biceps and triceps. Do 12 to 15 reps of each exercise, and don’t just stop at one set! Shoot for three to five sets to feel the massive burn.