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Feel the Burn this Summer with an “On-the-Go Arm Toning Workout!”

June 30th, 2010

Summer is the time for bathing suits and sleeveless shirts.  Many of the clients at my private training studio have been requesting extra workouts to help tighten their arms. Normally, I stress the importance of a continued full body approach to fitness that works every muscle and each energy system. In addition to that, I also offer the following solution to help develop more tone in the upper arms for summer months.  I recommend that while maintaining the current exercise schedule, to add my Arms in 7 target toning workout.  This workout is short but extremely effective.  I have included a similar arm toning routine below.  It is complete with pictures. What’s great about this routine is that it can be done anywhere.  It lends itself very easily to working out on the go. The only equipment necessary is a resistance band.

digital workout video for added motivation.
Key Points: Keep palms facing up. Lock elbows into the side.  Pull hands up in line with the shoulders during motion.

Follow the printable routine below for a great on the go arm blasting workout or download my Arms in 7

For an effective arm toning routine perform each exercise for 12-20 repetitions or until fatigue is felt in the arms.  Work through all exercises three times with minimal rest while transitioning from one exercise to the next.

Bicep Curl

Behind the Head Tricep Extension
Key Points: Keep palms facing forward.  Stabilize elbows at shoulder height.  Lock elbows in place and bend around them during the motion.  Focus on the back of the upper arms.

Bicep Hammer Curl
Key Points: Lock elbows into the side of the body and bend around the elbow joint.  Keep palms facing together and pull hands up in line with shoulders.  Focus on the front of the upper arms.

Overhead Tricep Extension
Key Points: Stabilize elbows and be sure to bend the arms around the elbow joint.  Focus on the back of the upper arms.

Jim Bompensa has been a health club owner and manager, personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and nutrition specialist for the nearly 15 years. He is currently the owner/operator of Body Physics Fitness Center in Haddonfield, NJ. Jim has appeared and contributed on ABC and NBC in Philadelphia, PA as well as Designing Spaces on TLC.

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