Exercise Equipment For Arms

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Exercise Equipment For Arms

Share via facebook dialogShare via TwitterShare via PinterestShare via facebook dialogShare via TwitterShare via PinterestMikolette / Getty ImagesWhile many upper-body moves involve gym mainstays like dumbbells and barbells, no-equipment arm exercises are a fantastic way to put your muscles to the test, too. After all, the weight of your body is equipment in its own right—you can use it to load your arm muscles and make 'em work. There's no heavy lifting required, and a gym membership is totally optional.Another big bonus? Many no-equipment arm exercises like planks and push-ups also require you to engage your core, so you'll squeeze in an abs challenge, too. If you're ready to flex, here are 11 incredible moves to try.Share via PinterestWhitney Thielman1Plank UpsStart in high plank. Bend one arm to bring your elbow and your forearm to the floor.Bring the other arm down so you are in a forearm plank.Push back up to the start position, placing each hand where your elbows were.Repeat this movement, alternating which side you lower first with each rep.Share via PinterestWhitney Thielman2InchwormStart standing with feet hip-width apart. Hinge forward at your hips and place your palms on the mat. You can bend your knees if needed to get your palms flat on the floor.Walk your hands forward so that you’re in high plank. Your shoulders should be stacked directly above your wrists.For an extra challenge, add a push-up.Walk your hands back toward feet and stand up.Share via PinterestWhitney Thielman3Push-UpStart in high plank with your shoulders above your wrists and your spine long.Bend your elbows and lower your body to the mat.Push through the palms of your hands to straighten your arms.Drop to your knees if this is too challenging.Share via PinterestWhitney Thielman4Triceps DipsSit on the ground with your legs in front and your back up against a box or step. Place your palms on the box or step behind you, fingers facing toward your body.Straighten your arms to lift your legs and butt off the ground, then bend your elbows to lower back down (without letting your butt touch the ground).Keep your heels on the ground, and make sure you keep your elbows directly behind your body during this exercise.Share via PinterestWhitney Thielman5Plank TapsStart in high plank with your feet hip-distance apart.Then tap your left hand to your right shoulder while engaging your core and glutes to keep your hips as still as possible.Continue, alternating sides.Share via PinterestWhitney Thielman6Lateral Plank WalksStart in high plank with your shoulders above your wrists and abs tight.Step your right foot and your right hand to right side immediately following with your left foot and your left hand. Take a few “steps” in one direction, then walk in the opposite direction.Share via PinterestWhitney Thielman7Diamond Push-UpStart in high plank.Walk your hands together so that your thumbs and forefingers form a triangle.Bend your elbows to lower your torso toward the ground to do a complete push-up.Share via PinterestWhitney Thielman8Modified Diamond Push-UpStart in high plank, then walk your hands together so that your thumbs and forefingers form a triangle.Drop to your knees, rolling to the top of your knees to protect your knee caps.Bend your elbows to lower your torso toward the ground to do a complete push-up.Share via PinterestWhitney Thielman9Elevated Push-UpStart in high plank with your hands resting on a low box, bench, step, or couch.Keeping your elbows close to your torso, bend your arms and lower your chest to meet the top of the box.Be sure to keep your core tight and spine long. Then, push through your palms to straighten arms.Share via PinterestWhitney Thielman10Plank JacksStart in high plank.Keeping your core engaged, jump your feet out and in (like jumping jacks).If your wrists bother you, try this move on your forearms.Share via PinterestWhitney Thielman11Burpee With Push-UpStart standing with your feet hip-distance apart and bring your palms to the floor.Jump your feet back so that you are in high plank, keeping your core tight and your hips lifted.Bend your elbows and lower yourself into a push-up, then push back up into high plank.Now jump your feet to the outside of your hands. As you stand up, explode up and jump as high as you can, bringing your arms overhead.Share via facebook dialogShare via TwitterShare via PinterestKeywordsarm exercises, upper body exercises
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Exercise Equipment For Arms

You should participate in forms of resistance exercise at least three times per week. When you are working the arms as part of your resistance training, you can find several machines at the gym to use during your workout. If you don’t have access to weight machines, you can still work your arms with the use of your own body weight or smaller pieces of exercise equipment such as dumbbells and resistance bands.
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Exercise Equipment For Arms

If you are looking for a cardio workout that also works the arms, choose an elliptical trainer. Elliptical trainers have you move your feet in an elliptical pattern to reduce impact on your joints. Trainers with attached ski poles allow your arms to pump back and forth during exercise. According to the American Council on Exercise, elliptical machines with ski poles effectively work the upper body while also increasing calorie burn. Grip the ski poles throughout the workout session to optimize benefits.
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Exercise Equipment For Arms

Results from the EMG revealed that the triangle pushup registered the most muscle activity amongst all the exercises tested making it the number one exercise for eliminating arm jiggle. What’s more, you don’t even need any equipment to execute this uber-effective exercise. Like a traditional pushup, the triangle pushup can be performed on your knees or toes. But, rather than aligning your arms beneath your shoulders, your hands form a triangle directly under your chest. The tips of your left and right middle fingers should come together to form the top of the triangle while your thumbs point toward one another creating the straight-line base of the triangle. As in a traditional pushup, focus on keeping your core stable and your body in one straight line as you lower yourself almost al the way to the ground and back to the starting position. Watch a video demonstration of this move (found on page 3) here.
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Exercise Equipment For Arms

Share via facebook dialogShare via TwitterShare via PinterestMikolette / Getty ImagesWhile many upper-body moves involve gym mainstays like dumbbells and barbells, no-equipment arm exercises are a fantastic way to put your muscles to the test, too. After all, the weight of your body is equipment in its own right—you can use it to load your arm muscles and make 'em work. There's no heavy lifting required, and a gym membership is totally optional.Another big bonus? Many no-equipment arm exercises like planks and push-ups also require you to engage your core, so you'll squeeze in an abs challenge, too. If you're ready to flex, here are 11 incredible moves to try.Share via PinterestWhitney Thielman1Plank UpsStart in high plank. Bend one arm to bring your elbow and your forearm to the floor.Bring the other arm down so you are in a forearm plank.Push back up to the start position, placing each hand where your elbows were.Repeat this movement, alternating which side you lower first with each rep.Share via PinterestWhitney Thielman2InchwormStart standing with feet hip-width apart. Hinge forward at your hips and place your palms on the mat. You can bend your knees if needed to get your palms flat on the floor.Walk your hands forward so that you’re in high plank. Your shoulders should be stacked directly above your wrists.For an extra challenge, add a push-up.Walk your hands back toward feet and stand up.Share via PinterestWhitney Thielman3Push-UpStart in high plank with your shoulders above your wrists and your spine long.Bend your elbows and lower your body to the mat.Push through the palms of your hands to straighten your arms.Drop to your knees if this is too challenging.
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Exercise Equipment For Arms

A weight-training routine is a great idea for anyone looking to tone up (or lose weight), but there are plenty of effective moves you can do anywhere with absolutely no equipment or gym membership required. Add these bodyweight moves to work your biceps, triceps, and deltoids — and there’s an added bonus: many of these exercises work much more than your arms. Start with 10 to 15 reps for each exercise, adding extra sets as you become stronger.

Exercise Equipment For Arms

Share via facebook dialogShare via TwitterShare via PinterestMikolette / Getty ImagesWhile many upper-body moves involve gym mainstays like dumbbells and barbells, no-equipment arm exercises are a fantastic way to put your muscles to the test, too. After all, the weight of your body is equipment in its own right—you can use it to load your arm muscles and make 'em work. There's no heavy lifting required, and a gym membership is totally optional.Another big bonus? Many no-equipment arm exercises like planks and push-ups also require you to engage your core, so you'll squeeze in an abs challenge, too. If you're ready to flex, here are 11 incredible moves to try.

Exercise Equipment For Arms

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