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The thing with focusing on single-joint exercises (e.g. biceps curls) is that you're primarily using only that one muscle. Switch it up by adding complex moves as this recruits more muscle fibers and works your upper body to total fatigue. This will help you burn more calories as well as shed arm fat faster, resulting in sleek arms, shoulders, and upper back.
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Stand with your feet hip-width apart, bend over, and touch the floor in front of your feet with both hands.
Keeping your legs straight and core tight, walk your hands forward as far as you can without letting your hips drop.
Pause, then slowly walk your feet toward your hands. Do this 12 more times.
Alternating Arm Raise
Stand holding a pair of dumbbells at your sides, one palm facing in, one palm facing the front of your thigh, feet hip-width apart.
Keeping your arms straight and shoulders down, simultaneously raise one weight in front of you and the other out to your side, both to shoulder height.
Return to start. Repeat with opposite arms and continue alternating.
Stand with your feet hip-width apart, holding a pair of dumbbells in front of your thighs, palms facing away from you.
Curl the weights to shoulder height, then rotate your hands so that your palms face forward and press the dumbbells toward the ceiling until your arms are extended directly overhead. Pause, then reverse the movement to return to start.
Row with Triceps Kickback
Hold a dumbbell in your right hand and place your left knee and hand on a bench so your hips and shoulders form 90-degree angles with your legs and arms.
Keeping your back flat and core tight, bend your right elbow to lift the weight to the side of your chest, then raise the weight behind you until your arm is completely straight.
Reverse the move to return to start.
Note: Before starting, warm up with three sets of
the inchworm, resting for no more than one minute between sets. When done, proceed to the remaining three exercises as a circuit: Complete 15 reps of each
move, rest two to three minutes, then repeat for a total of three sets. Follow this workout two to four times a week for best results.