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Try These Simple Dumbbell Exercises

Its important to keep the arms tone and healthy. Here are some simple exercises specifically designed to keep your arms looking strong.

Bicep Curls

Stand with your knees slightly bent and feet shoulder-width apart. Draw your abdominal muscles in and hold a five to 15-pound dumbbell in each hand with your arms straight at your sides. Lift the right dumbbell up so your palm is facing your right shoulder. Pause for a second and lower the arm to its initial position. Repeat the process for the left dumbbell and 4 sets of 10 reps on each side.

 

Overhead Press

Stand with your knees slightly bent and feet shoulder-width apart. Draw your abdominal muscles in and hold a five to 15-pound dumbbell in each hand at shoulder height. With your palms facing forward and elbows pointing to the ground, lift the dumbbells directly up over the shoulders until the weights reach slightly above the head. Slowly return the dumbbells to the initial position and repeat for 4 sets of 10 reps.

 

Triceps Extensions

Stand with the knees bent and the left foot pushed forward. Keep the abdominal muscles pulled in and place the left hand on the left thigh for support. Hold a three to five-pound dumbbell in the right hand and jeep the elbow bent. Pull the right upper arm up, drop parallel to the ground and extend till the arm is straight behind you. Hold this position for a second before bringing the arm back to starting position. Repeat for 4 sets and 10 reps on each arm.

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