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At Home: Arms Workout

25 min
 · 
12 exercises
Lateral Shoulder Dumbbell Raises
3 sets
10 reps
Dumbbell Overhead Shoulder Press
3 sets
10 reps
Front Shoulder Dumbbell Raises
3 sets
10 reps
Dumbbell Bicep Reverse Curls
3 sets
10 reps
Bent Over Rear Delt Raises
3 sets
10 reps
Standing Dumbbell Bicep Curls
3 sets
10 reps
Standing Two-Armed Bent Over Dumbbell Rows
3 sets
15 reps
Upright Dumbbell Rows
3 sets
10 reps
Barbell Front Raises
3 sets
10 reps
Standing Side Bends
4 sets
25 reps
Stiff Legged Barbell Deadlifts
4 sets
10 reps
Seated Tricep Press
3 sets
15 reps
At Home: Arms Workout
25 min
 · 
12 exercises
Lateral Shoulder Dumbbell Raises
3 sets
10 reps
Set 1 of 3
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Shoulders
  1. Stand with your back straight, feet shoulder width apart, while holding a dumbbell in each hand with a neutral grip.
  2. Hold your arms fully extended by your side, with your palms facing in to your body.
  3. Keep your elbows close to your sides. This is the start position.
  4. Keeping your arms fully extended and your torso stationary, lift the dumbbells out to your sides and up until they are at shoulder level. Exhale as you do so.
  5. Hold for a count of one while squeezing your shoulder muscles.
  6.  Return to the start position in a smooth controlled movement inhaling as you do so.
  7. Repeat.

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Dumbbell Overhead Shoulder Press
3 sets
10 reps
Set 1 of 3
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Shoulders
Secondary:
Abs, Triceps, Upper Back & Lower Traps
  1. Sit on a military press bench or bench that has a back support, holding a dumbbell in each hand with an overhand grip.
  2. Place the dumbbells on top of your thighs with your palms facing down.
  3. Raise the dumbbells to your shoulders.
  4. Rotate your wrists so that the palms of your hands are facing away from you. This is the start position.
  5. As you exhale,  push the dumbbells up and over your head by extending your arms until the dumbbells touch at the top of the movement.
  6. Pause for a count of one.
  7. Slowly return to the start position inhaling as you do so.
  8. Repeat.

This exercise can be performed standing or sitting on  flat bench. For people with lower back problems, the version described is better.

Front Shoulder Dumbbell Raises
3 sets
10 reps
Set 1 of 3
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Shoulders
Secondary:
Abs
  1. Stand straight holding a dumbbell in each hand with an overhand grip.
  2. Hold the dumbbells in in front of your thighs with your palms of the facing your thighs. Keep your arms fully extended. This is the start position.
  3. Raise the left dumbbell out and upwards, while keeping a slight bend in your elbow. Your palms must always face down for this exercise.
  4. Continue raising the dumbbell until you arm is a little above parallel to the floor. Exhale as you are raising the dumbbell.
  5. Pause for a count of one.
  6. Inhale and slowly lower the dumbbell to the start position.
  7. As you lower the left dumbbell, begin to lift the right dumbbell, duplicating the movement.
  8. When both dumbbells have been raised and lowered in a cycle, that is one repetition.
  9. Repeat.

This exercise can be performed using both arms at the same time and also by substituting a barbell for the two dumbbells.

Dumbbell Bicep Reverse Curls
3 sets
10 reps
Set 1 of 3
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Forearms
Secondary:
Biceps
  1. Stand holding a dumbbell in each hand using an overhand grip.
  2. Your arms should be fully extended and your feet shoulder width apart. This is the starting position.
  3. Keeping your upper arms stationary and your back straight, curl the weights up towards your shoulders exhaling as you do so. Use only your forearms for this movement.
  4. Continue curling the dumbbells up until they are at shoulder level and your biceps are fully contracted.
  5. Hold for a count of one as you squeeze your biceps..
  6. Return to the starting position in a smooth arc, inhaling as you do so.
  7. Repeat.

Do not swing your hips or arms to use momentum for this exercise. This exercise can be performed using a barbell, straight bar or E-Z bar attachment connected to the low pulley of a cable station.

Bent Over Rear Delt Raises
3 sets
10 reps
Set 1 of 3
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Neck & Upper Traps, Shoulders
Secondary:
Upper Back & Lower Traps
  1. Sit on a bench, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Your hands should be at your sides.
  2. Bend forward at the hips while maintaining a tight core and flat back. Keep your gaze at the ground. Be sure to maintain this position along with a slight bend in your elbows at all times.
  3. Extend your arms out to the side and guide the weight up. Your arms should come to parallel with the floor.
  4. Pause, slowly lower the weight back to the starting position. Repeat.
Standing Dumbbell Bicep Curls
3 sets
10 reps
Set 1 of 3
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Biceps
Secondary:
Abs, Forearms
  1. Holding a dumbbell in each hand, stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
  2. Let your arms hang by your side with your palms facing in to the side of your body.
  3. Keep your elbows close to your sides.
  4. Curl the dumbbells up towards your shoulders. Do not swing your hips to get the weight moving.
  5. Continue raising the dumbbells until they are level with your shoulders with your palms facing in. Your forearm should be in a vertical position.
  6. Squeeze or flex your bicep and hold for a count of one.
  7. Slowly lower the dumbbells to the starting position.
  8. Repeat.

You can also perform this exercise by alternating between left and right arms or one arm at a time.

Standing Two-Armed Bent Over Dumbbell Rows
3 sets
15 reps
Set 1 of 3
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Lower Back
Secondary:
Abs, Biceps
  1. Stand tall with a tight core and flat back. Hold a pair of dumbbells at your side with an overhand grip. Bend slightly at the knees as you push your hips back. Keep your chest and head up. Upper body should be almost parallel with the floor.
  2. With your elbows at a 60-degree angle, bring the dumbbells up. Pause when your upper arm is parallel with the floor. Contract the muscle then slowly return the dumbbells to the starting point.
Upright Dumbbell Rows
3 sets
10 reps
Set 1 of 3
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Shoulders
Secondary:
Abs, Biceps, Forearms, Upper Back & Lower Traps
  1. Holding a dumbbell in each hand,stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
  2. The dumbbells should be resting on your thighs with your palms facing in.
  3. Lift the dumbbells straight up in single smooth movement until they are just below your chin making sure to keep your shoulders back and your elbows out.
  4. At the top of the movement, flex or squeeze your biceps and forearms. Hold for a count of one.
  5. Return to the starting position slowly to keep tension on the muscles.
  6. Repeat.

This exercise can be performed using a barbell,EZ bar or a cable station with a straight bar or EZ bar attachment.

Barbell Front Raises
3 sets
10 reps
Set 1 of 3
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Shoulders
Secondary:
Abs, Upper Back & Lower Traps
  1. Place a light-weighted barbell in front of you at your shins.
  2. Squat down into position, driving your hips back. Keep your chest and head up. Place your hands in an overhand grip on the barbell.
  3. Stand up with a tight core and flat back. Keeping a slight bend in the elbows, raise the bar up and in front of you. Pause when your arms are parallel with the ground.
  4. Slowly lower the barbell to your hip. Repeat the movement.
Standing Side Bends
4 sets
25 reps
Set 1 of 4
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Obliques
Secondary:
Abs
  1. Stand straight, your feet shoulder width apart, while holding a dumbbell in your left hand with your palm facing in to your body.
  2. Place your right hand on your waist, palm facing in. This is the start position.
  3. Keeping your back and head straight, bend only from your waist to the right. Inhale as you bend.
  4. Continue as far as possible, then hold for a count of one.
  5. Return to the start position, exhaling as you do so.
  6. Repeat the movement this time bending to the left and returning to the start position.
  7. Complete all repetitions holding the dumbbell with your left hand before changing hands.

This exercise can be performed with a kettlebell or a plate weight.

Stiff Legged Barbell Deadlifts
4 sets
10 reps
Set 1 of 4
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Hamstrings
Secondary:
Abs, Glutes & Hip Flexors, Lower Back
  1. Place a barbell on the floor and stand facing it with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward and your knees slightly bent. This is the start position.
  2. As you exhale, bend at the waist keeping your back straight and knees slightly bent until you feel tension in your hamstrings.
  3. Grasp the barbell with an overhand grip. Your arms should be fully extended with your hands spaced shoulder width apart.
  4. Lift the barbell by extending your hips and waist in a smooth action until you have returned to the upright position, inhaling as you do so.
  5. Pause for a count of 1-2.
  6. Return the barbell to the floor or just above it by repeating step two.
  7. Repeat.

This exercise should be avoided by those who suffer from lower back problems. To avoid injury, keep your back and torso straight at all times throughout this movement. This exercise can be performed using dumbbells or a straight bar attached to the low pulley of a cable station.

Seated Tricep Press
3 sets
15 reps
Set 1 of 3
Rest before next set
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Primary muscle group(s):
Triceps
Secondary:
Abs
  1. Sit on a bench with back support.
  2. Grip a dumbbell at one end using both hands. Your palms should be facing inward.
  3. Hold the dumbbell overhead with your arms fully extended.  This is the the start position.
  4. Keep your upper arms close to your head (biceps roughly level with your temples) and near to 90degrees to the floor.
  5. Moving only your forearms, lower the dumbbell in a smooth arc behind your head until your forearms and biceps touch. Hold for a count of one.
  6. Return to the start position by using the triceps to extend your arm and raise the dumbbell. Exhale as you do this.
  7. Repeat.

This exercise can be performed standing. However, it places an extra strain on your back so is not recommended for people with lower back problems. You can also perform this exercise using an EZ bar or straight bar with a close grip behind your head, palms facing forward.

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