3-Move Arm Workout For Sexy-Looking ArmsSeptember 27, 2016
Since exercise is one part of a healthy skin lifestyle, over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing easy at-home workouts developed by Skincare.com friend and fitness guru, Brianna Sky of @BSKYFITNESS that target (and help to tone!) various parts of your body. Part one? A three-move arm workout for sexy-looking arms!
Bikini season may be over, but looking and feeling your best is always in style. Which is why we turned to personal trainer and social media influencer, Brianna Sky of @BSKYFITNESS, for a simple three-step arm workout! The best part? You don’t need to worry about having access to fancy gym equipment, as these arm workouts can be done in the comfort of your own home! See for yourself, below.
Tricep dips are like backwards push-ups and target the area on the back of your arms—your triceps. Typically, when doing tricep dips in the gym, you would utilize a bench— but, since this is an at-home workout, using a sturdy chair from your kitchen will work just the same. To do a tricep dip, you’ll want to position yourself facing away from the chair with your knees bent in a chair-like stance. Place the palms of your hands on the seat of the chair with your fingers pointing towards your back. Now, bend and extend your elbows into a straight position (without locking them). Complete this motion fifteen times, then rest for thirty seconds before doing two more sets of fifteen reps— don’t forget to rest and drink water in between each rep!
Shoulder taps— also called plank taps— are a plank-like exercise that can tighten and tone the look of your shoulders. To perform a shoulder tap, start in a plank position (as we have, above) and begin to “tap” your shoulders by bringing your left hand up to meet your right shoulder, then switching it with your right hand and left shoulder. As an added bonus: if you engage your ab muscles during this exercise, you will be targeting your core, too! Do fifteen taps on each side, then rest for 30 seconds before completing two more reps. If this exercise is too challenging to do with your hands and feet on the floor, modify your position by bending your knees and placing them on the ground.
Perhaps one of the most common arm workouts, push-ups can target the core, back, legs, and glutes, too! Similar to shoulder taps, you will want to start in a plank position with your hands and feet on the ground— as a modification, you may also try this exercise with your knees on the ground. Keeping your elbows back and close to your body, bend your arms as much as you can without coming out of your plank position, hold there for a moment before extending your elbows back to your starting position. Complete three sets of fifteen reps, taking a thirty second break between each set.
Editor’s Note: After working up a sweat, make sure you take the time hop in the shower to cleanse your skin at least 10 minutes after exercising. (This is the best way to help you avoid workout-related breakouts!) After cleansing, moisturize your skin and follow with the rest of your skin care routine. As always, if you take your workouts outdoors, don’t’ forget to layer on a broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or more before going outside!
Part IV: 3 Easy Exercises For a Strong Core