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At-Home Exercises for Strong Arms

With summer here, it’s easy to become self-conscious about certain areas of our body. One of the most common areas which cause feelings of low self-esteem are the arms. Fortunately, there are ways to improve arm toning and shape within the comfort of your own home! Below are examples of at-home exercises to try if you are looking to tone up your arms for the summer:

Overhead Press: Using 3 to 10-pound weights (depending on your level). With feet firmly planted to the floor and your legs at shoulder width, bring both arms overhead. Then, bring arms back down slowly to beginning position. Repeat 15-20 times.

Tricep Kickbacks: Using 3 to 10-pound weights (depending on your level). While leaning forward with a straight back, bring your elbows at each side, and begin extending them towards the sky. Keep this position for 3-5 seconds and bring arms back to starting position. Repeat 15-20 times.

Basic Push-up: Starting in a plank position, with straight arms and legs, proceed to bend the elbows towards the side and slowly bring your chest towards the floor. If this position is too strenuous, try it with your knees on the floor. Repeat 10 times, if possible.

Shoulder ‘Vs’: In standing position with feet firmly planted to the ground, start with your 3 to 10-pound weights (depending on your level) at hip length. Then, proceed to raise both weights at an angle, and bring them back down towards your hips. Repeat 15-20 times.

Before beginning any new exercise routine or regimen, it is important you consult with your physician or specialist. If you would like to learn more about Theramotion’s work with patients please contact us at 718-279-9800. Additionally, you can fill out contact information on our Contact Us page and we will get back to you.