With fall just around the corner and the school season closely approaching, all need those strong and toned arms to carry all the books around. But unfortunately, not everyone has the time or can even afford going to the gym regularly. So, here are the best 5 no equipment upper body moves for strong arms that you can easily do at home:
[caption id="attachment_150051" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Push ups[/caption]
Push ups are classified as a compound exercise because they work multiple muscle groups in the body. They work and activate the biceps, triceps, anterior deltoids, core muscles and the lower body muscles to support and stabilize the body during the movement which in return increases the strength of the whole body. Push ups also stretch the back and biceps, improve the heart’s health, and improve the posture.
[caption id="attachment_150052" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Triceps dips[/caption]
Triceps dips are an upper body exercise that focuses on the triceps muscles while also working the shoulders, core and chest. They are not the best exercise for burning calories but despite that they are a great exercise for toning and strengthening the arms. Triceps dips work on improving the triceps, chest and upper body’s strength causing the arms to be more toned and defined.
[caption id="attachment_150054" align="aligncenter" width="728"] Up and down planks[/caption]
Up and down planks are a moving plank variation that strengthens your arms, shoulders, core and glutes. They are a great exercise for fat burning and weight loss seeing as they activate all the major muscles in the body to stay supported and stable. Up and down planks also work on improving the posture and tightening the midsection.
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Supermans are a great exercise for anyone suffering from lower back pain. They work on strengthening the lower and upper back while also working the glutes, hamstrings and core. Supermans increase the core strengthen which improves the balance, stability and posture of the body.
[caption id="attachment_150055" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Shoulder taps[/caption]
Shoulder taps are an anti-rotation exercise that increase the strength and stability. They target many different muscles like the arms, shoulders, abs, obliques and glutes. Shoulder taps are also known to reduce lower back pain and improve the posture.
Make sure to consult your physician before trying these 5 no equipment upper body moves for strong arms. Finally, Stay Safe!