4 Simple Actions to Tone Your Arms Without Pumping Iron

It’s just about that time of year friends. That’s right the much anticipated (or dreaded) t-shirt season. As the temperature, workloads, and gym membership costs begin to rise, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work is spend an extra two hours of your day hearing some strange man make loud grunts every 2.5 seconds.

Well, the “only” way to get into shape and have a fit physique is to suck it up and pump some iron, right? Wrong! Today is your lucky day, this article will cover some of the top at home arm workouts designed by Jasmine Graham – founder of PaceforSuccess and owner of the boutique gym Fit Factory NYC – that are sure to have your arms looking toned in no time, with no weights!

Shape your arms

To maximize your workout, each movement should be done for 60 seconds with a 20 second rest period. Try running through the routine once (5 minutes in total) then repeat this routine as you gain strength.

4 Toning Routines That You Can Do Anywhere

Wall Push-Up’s
Now this isn’t your everyday, gym class punishment, body-builder, “oh my goodness I can’t feel my arms” kind of push-up. Wall push-ups are designed to be simple, effective and a workout that will tone your whole body. By taking off the extra strain of gravity and focusing on the contraction and extension of the triceps wall push-ups allow for maximum gain with minimum strain.

To do wall push-ups: find a flat and sturdy wall, stand six inches away from that wall and place your hands shoulder width apart on it. Step back until the balls of your feet are firmly placed into the ground and your heels are off the ground. Take a deep breath as you descend towards the wall (while keeping your glutes flexed) and exhale air as you come up.

Jasmine’s tip: If a full step back is too difficult, try taking a few mini steps closer to the wall and work your way up to taking a full step back.

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