This 20-Minute Upper-Body Workout Will Give You Strong, Cut Arms
There's nothing wrong with wanting your arms to look good, especially if Summer is around the corner and you know there are many tank tops in your future. Rather than just try a few different things at the gym without any real direction, we've created an upper-body workout that will shape up your arms and help you feel super strong.
While you can't change the shape of your arms by only doing upper-body workouts — you also need to be in a healthy calorie deficit and do cardio regularly — this workout will certainly help you reach your goals sooner.
Directions: Start with five to 10 minutes of light cardio. This workout is a 20-minute AMRAP, which means as many rounds as possible for 20 minutes. You'll go through each of the following exercises with good form, but try to move quickly so you can fit in as much work as possible. You'll move through classic strength-training exercises, as well as some conditioning movements that will spike up your heart rate while also strengthening your upper body. The only equipment you'll need is a medium pair of dumbbells.
- Lateral Arm Raises, 12 reps
- Bent-Over Rows, 12 reps
- Burpees, 10 reps
- Bicep Curl With Overhead Press, 8 reps
- Plank Jacks, 10 reps
- Triceps Kickbacks, 12 reps
- Up-Down Plank, 8 reps
Descriptions for each exercise are ahead.