Three Equipment-Free Exercises for Stronger Arms

How to get strong arms quickly, without hitting the gym.

arm exercises

Pike pushups- To work your shoulders and triceps, start in a plank position, then walk forward until you are in a pike. Bend your elbows and lower your forehead to your hands, keeping your elbows as close to the body as possible. Raise to starting, and repeat.

We all want strong arms and a toned upper body, but we may not always have time to go to the gym. While its true that toting around a toddler on weekends is a good workout on it’s own, sometimes we may want a few extra moves to add to our repertoire. These three easy moves will help strengthen your upper body without committing to a long workout at the gym.

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arm exercises

Wall handstands- Begin with your back facing the wall, then put your hands on the ground and ‘walk’ up the wall until you are in a full handstand. Tighten your abs and glutes as you go, and point your toes at the top. The closer you get to the wall, the better. Hold for 3-45 seconds.

arm exercises

Push- up plank jacks- An easy way to add dimension to the regular pushup, start in a push-up position, tighten your abs, glutes, and thighs, then lower yourself to the ground. Once your chest touches the floor, push back up as you jump your legs towards your hands. Jump back into the starting push-up position, and do another push-up, this time jumping your feet out wide. Both those moves equal one rep, but this variation of a regular push-up is sure to give you a good workout.

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