Here we go:
Crab Sit With Dip
Just a yoga mat (or any mat really)
Start this workout in a sitting position with your knees bent and your feet shoulder-width apart. Your arms should be behind you, positioned under your shoulders and your fingers facing front. Slowly, so as not to strain a muscle, lift your butt off of the floor. Lift it as far as you can and hold the position for a few seconds before getting down to sitting again. One set of this workout is composed of 24 repetitions. You can perform two sets daily.
For this workout to be effective, you must make sure that the power from lifting your butt will come from your arms, and not your hips.
Upper Arm Curls
Prepare small dumbbells weighing about 5 pounds.
This toning-upper arm workout begins in a standing position. Your hands should be in front of your thighs while holding the dumbbells. Slowly lift your hands to the level of your shoulders. Hold that position for a few seconds before bringing your hands down. One set is composed of 20 repetitions, and you can perform 2 sets daily.
To make this workout effective in toning the arms, make sure that your wrists do not bend while lifting the dumbbells; doing so means that the power is coming from the wrists and not from your arms. If you are not comfortable with the dumbbell weight, use the weight that suits you and just work your way up with the heaviness.
Yoga for the Arms
Just a regular mat, or of course, a yoga mat
Start with a plank position where your hands are flat on both sides of your chest. Slowly push yourself up to the point that your arms are straight. While looking up, lift your knees and thighs off of the ground while keeping your toes pointed. Hold this position for a few seconds until you feel the burn in your arms.
Avoid lifting your butt in the process of pushing up; it means that more weight is transferred from your arms to your toes. When you do this, toning the arms becomes harder because fewer muscles in that area are enhanced.
All of these three exercises come with appealing guarantees. One is that they will not bulk you up, and two, they will also increase your upper arm strength. Most women are scared of toning their upper arms in the fear that their arms will look like those of the gym guys on TV. Don’t fear though; it won’t happen if you do these exercises.
An important reminder: make sure that as you build toned muscles, your fat (or flab) is also worked out. If not, all your effort will be put to waste because those lean muscles will only hide behind the fatty deposits. Keeping this in mind, make sure that you subject yourself to a healthy diet and weight-losing workouts such as cardio—on top of the arm-toning routines mentioned in this article.