Most women lose the shape of their arms after a certain age go into a frenzy trying to regain them with unsuccessful results. Arm toning is basically about toning your entire body and hence not an easy feat to achieve.
For Toning Your arms first you have to lose the fat in your arms. For this reason, weight training exercises are good for arm toning as it can burn a lot of unnecessary fat deposits in your biceps and triceps.
For The Biceps
Dumb bell curls are simple exercises that you can do at home in order to tone your hands. Hold two dumb bells in each hand with your feet wide apart. Leave your arms loose, allowing the dumb bells to rest at your side. With your biceps muscles tensed, lift one dumb bell up and curl it towards your chest. While you move the dumb bell up, twist it so that your palm faces your shoulder when you move it up. Lower the dumb bell down to the starting position, while you simultaneously move your other arm up. Repeat the exercise 10- 15 times in sets of three.
For The Triceps
This involves lying flat on a bench or a flat surface with a barbell on your hand, palms facing upward. Slowly lift the bar bell upwards, move it above the head and on to the floor behind your head till your triceps are behind you. Now slowly bring your arm back upwards and move to the position where you have started. Skull crushers give fast results if done correctly.
Kickbacks can be done with dumb bells or any other weights. Put a chair in front of you and rest one hand on the chair, bending over at 90 degrees to keep your back flat. Hold the dumb bell on the other hand and bring it to your side, palm facing upward and close to the shoulder. From this starting position, the forearm must be slowly extended backward until it becomes straight, parallel to the floor. Lower the dumb bells and come back to the starting point. This exercise can be repeated 10- 15 times in sets of two or three.
Sitting at the edge of a chair or a sturdy bed, put your palms on each side, of the chair, close to your thighs, fingers hanging out over the edge. Lift your hips slightly off the bed. Keeping your knees bent, lower yourself down while you firmly grip the edge. Keep going until your elbows reach a 90 degree angle and your upper arms are parallel to the ground. Hold for a few seconds and then slowly raise yourself back to the starting position. Continue for 10- 15 times in sets of two or three. Once you get a hang of things, you can do this exercise by keeping your legs straight instead of bent at the knee.
Arm toning exercises have to be combined with other fat reduction exercises for the overall body and a healthy diet for optimum results.