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10 Awesome Exercises That'll Actually Tighten Your Arms

Written by Grace & Silas
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You got your legs, thighs, and butt in shape, but before you forget anything, your arms need to be toned as well. And more than just playing an important role in your posture and build, they help support you in lifting heavy objects so you don’t hurt your back.

And what better way to tone them up than in your own home? So go ahead and ditch the gym membership since I’ve got some awesome exercises that’ll tighten your arms quickly. They’re easy to do, less complicated workouts, designed to sculpt your arms. So get yourself ready, check them out, and let me know what you think!

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Plank-Ups

This plank up position is a challenging exercise that targets your shoulders, arms, and core. It’s perfect for strengthening your shoulders and core strength. And to begin this workout, start to maintain a solid plank position and do not let your hips sway throughout the whole exercise. Drop your right forearm down to replace the right hand, then drop the left forearm down to replace the left hand. Halfway through, return to the starting position so you strengthen your arms.

Arm Circle

No workout equipment, no problem. You can easily do this exercise anywhere, inside or out. So how does it goes? Stand up straight and extend your arms straight out by the sides at shoulder height. Slowly, begin to make ten small circles forward and switch direction after. As you get stronger, try to make big circles with weights to burn more calories tone your arms faster.

Lying Tricep Extension

What you’ll need for this arm workout is a couple of dumbbells and a yoga mat for back protection. Lay on your back, hold dumbbells in your both hands and fully extend your arms towards the ceiling palms facing each other. Hinge your elbow while lowering the dumbbells until they are next to your ears but not touching the floor. Then extend back toward the ceiling, returning to the starting position. Do a rep of ten for this one.

Shoulder Press

While standing and holding a dumbbell in both hands, bend your elbows bringing hands to shoulders and palms facing forward. Straighten your arms above you and end with the elbows coming back to the starting position. This completes one rep. You can also do this while sitting to help carve your abs as well.

Flamingo Reverse Fly

Get ready for a total-body challenge. This flamingo reverse fly exercise will give you a bonus cardio workout, getting your heart rate high and increasing calorie burned.

Stand on your left leg with a dumbbell in each hand, lean forward and lift your right leg in one straight line until your weights are reaching down toward the floor. Open your arms outward, keep them straight until they reach the height of your shoulders. Then, keeping the core engaged, lower them back down with control. Keep your balance and you’ll have toned arms in no time.

Plank Jacks

A combination of plank and jumping jacks, this exercise will definitely get you in shape. Begin in a high plank position and jump your feet out and in like jumping jacks. This a core body exercise that’ll strengthen your muscles of the core and improves stability. It also focuses on your lower abs for a flat belly, so it’s a total win.

Triceps Push Back

Strengthen your triceps and arms with this easy to do exercise. You just have to stand with feet shoulder-width apart, your knees slightly bent, holding a dumbbell in each hand, arms straight down at sides, and palms facing back. Slowly lift your arms straight back and extend then return to sides after.

Overhead Bend

I think this is the easiest and most basic arm exercise that anyone can do anywhere. All you have to do is stand up straight holding a dumbbell in each hand and bend your right elbow to your hip and hinge over to left from waist. Do the same in a different direction, repeat and you’re done. Pretty easy right!

Diamond Push Ups

Targeting your core arm strength and triceps, this exercise will challenge your endurance and power. To start, get in a push-up position on your knees but with your hands together and back flat. Spread your fingers so that your index fingers and thumbs form a diamond, and extend your arms. Bend elbows to lower your torso toward the ground to do a complete push-up.

Superman Pose

To end your arm exercise, lie face down with your arms out in front of you and legs straight behind you like what Superman does. Lift your arms, chest, and legs off the floor, keeping core and butt tight. Pause and then slowly lower everything back down.


Just because it isn’t summer yet, having a lean and trimmed arm is always a great idea. Who wouldn’t want to have strong toned arms right? So to establish an arm workout routine even while in your home, try out these ten arm exercises. They’re easy to implement and will help you shed arm fat.

Now if you have any exercises that’ll tighten your arm yourself, let me know in the comments down below, I’d love to hear about them!

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Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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