Many gyms across the country still closed due to social distancing restrictions. Working out has had a little bit of a makeover. And while we may no longer have access to gym facilities, you can still get a great workout done at home. There are endless workout videos and exercise routines accessible at your fingertips online, from cardio to HIIT to strength training. But for some reason, I always struggle to find good at home workouts for my arms. And although I always think you need weights to work out your arms, that’s not the case! You can tone your arm muscles using just your body weight without any additional equipment. All you need for these arm exercises is yourself:
Start on your hands and knees in a push-up position. Walk your hands up, make sure they are wider than your shoulder-width position, and your back is flat. Bend your elbows and go as low as you can while keeping your head and neck aligned. Repeat for 3 sets of 12 reps.
Start in a high plank position with your hands shoulder-width apart and your shoulders directly above your wrists. Keep your body tight and engage your core, tap your right hand to your left shoulder, return to starting position, and repeat on the opposite side. That is one rep. Repeat for 3 sets of 12 reps.
Start in a high plank position with your hands shoulder-width apart, your shoulders directly above your wrists, and your feet hip-width apart. Lower your right and lefts arms down to your forearms so you’re in a high plank position. That is one rep. Repeat for 3 sets of 12 reps.
Get yourself into a high plank position with your hands on the side of a chair or box. Your hands should be shoulder-width apart, shoulders directly above your wrists, and feet hip-width apart. Bend your elbows down into a regular push-up position and come back up. Repeat for 3 sets of 12 reps.
Sit with your back against a box or chair and put your hands on the box with your fingers facing your body. Walk your feet out so that they are straight in front of you. Lift your butt off the ground by straightening your arms and lower your butt back down. Repeat for 3 sets of 12 reps.
Start in a high plank position with your hands shoulder-width apart, your shoulders directly above your wrists, and your feet close together. While keeping your body tight and engaging your core, jump both feet out to the sides and bring them back. That is one rep. Repeat for 3 sets of 12 reps.
Burpee With Push-Up
This one will definitely burn, but it’s worth it. Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Squat and put your hands on the floor and kick your legs back into a push-up position. Do one push-up, bring your legs back up, and jump with your hands above your head. Repeat for 3 sets of 12 reps.