Well-toned arms are something we all want. Whether you are 25, 50 or older, when your arms are toned, you can feel confident wearing sleeveless shirts, tanks and sundresses. One question that many people, particularly women, ask is "how can I tone my arms without getting bulky?" With the proper exercises, you can have toned, sexy arms without the bulk.
When you want to focus on toning, you should keep weights light, with more repetition. People who are looking to build muscle, or bulk tend to focus on heavier weights, with less repetition. You just want to do the opposite. You will also want to vary your exercises to work all parts of the arm.
What are some good bicep exercises?
Start with a set of light weights. How light depends on individual strength and preference. A good gauge is a weight that you can do about 15-20 reps with comfortably.
What are some good tricep exercises?
Triceps are often seen as a trouble spot. Get them firm and toned with these tricep kickbacks.
How can I tone my shoulders?
When working your arms, don't forget about your shoulders. There are several exercises you can do, and lateral raises are a good place to start. Here is a quick overview of the exercise:
These are just three simple exercises that can help tone your arms. Remember, as long as you are not lifting heavy weights, you won't get "bulky." Fifteen to twenty reps is good, and you will find that you tone up nicely.
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