Are you worried about that extra jiggle in your upper arms? Worry no more, because these 4 quick and easy moves will help strengthen your triceps and give you arms that you can bare this summer.
1. One-Arm Push-Up
a. With left hand resting on right shoulder, lie on the left side. Then point your right hand fingers toward your head, flat on floor in front of the chest.
b. While you push off right hand and lift torso several inches off floor. Slowly lower, contract abdomen and chest . Repeat 10 times, while switching sides.
2. French Press
a. Stand with your right foot about 2 feet in front of left, but don’t lock knees. The middle of the resistance band should be under your left foot. Then grasp the ends of band in each hand. Position your arms so the elbows are bent next to the ears and hands are behind head.
b. Slowly extend your arms over the head, while keeping the elbows next to the ears. Then lower back to starting position slowly. With your right foot forward, do 15 repetitions. Switch legs, then anchor band with the right foot, and repeat.
Don’t: Let your back arch or head or arms fall back.
3. Push-Up Rotation
a. With your feet hip distance apart, your shoulders over your wrists and your legs out behind you, start in a plank position. Then pull your navel in, and keep your back straight. Bend your elbows outward to the sides, as you lower and exhale. Hold at the bottom for one breath.
b. Raise back up to top push-up position. Keep moving in a fluid motion to side plank position, as you reach the top. Then release your right arm and raise it to the ceiling, while keeping your body in a long diagonal line. Hold for one breath, then move back into plank position.
c. Repeat the push-up, bringing your left arm toward the ceiling and twisting in the opposite direction. Return to the plank position to complete one repetition.
4. Lateral Plank Walk
a. With your hands underneath your shoulders and your body in one straight line, begin in plank position.
b. Cross your right hand toward the left as you step your left foot out to the left, simultaneously. Also, simultaneously step your left hand and right foot to the left, returning to the plank position. Your hands shall move together while the feet step apart. While keeping your abs pulled toward your spine and your pelvis level, take two more steps in this direction. Then reverse directions, taking three steps to the right. This completes one repetition.