5 Awesome Exercises For Building Your Arm Muscles

Everyone dreams of having perfectly toned or muscular arms, but not everyone is willing to put the work in.

Building arm muscles sounds like a daunting task, but once you find a routine that works for you and that you genuinely enjoy doing, building arm muscles can become a very achievable goal!

I have listed what I believe to be 5 awesome and fun exercises for building arm muscles, that will help you work towards your goal of having beautiful arms.

Weighted Floor Press

There’s something about lying on the floor to workout that makes me think the exercise is easier… Anyone else feel this way? Just me? Ok.

How to: Lie down on your back with your knees bent and your feet planted on the mat. While holding a weight in each hand, extend your arms up over your chest with your palms facing towards each other. Slowly bend your arms and lower them to your sides, until your triceps are touching the floor. Your elbows should form a 45 degree angle with your body. Repeat for as many reps as you want!

Lying Overhead Triceps Extension

Oh would you look at that…  another lying down exercise! You might as well do them both while you’re down there!

How to: Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet planted flat on the mat. Hold a weight in each hand with your arms reaching towards the sky over your chest. Slowly bend at the elbows to bring the weights to your temples; pause, then, with control, bring the dumbbells back overhead.

Overhead Triceps Extension

Don’t be fooled by this one! The overhead triceps extension might look easy at first, but after a few reps of these you will be feeling the burn!

How to: Hold a dumbbell in each hand and lift them overhead, arms straight, feet hip-width apart. Keeping your upper arms by your ears and the weights pressed together, bend your elbows to lower the weights slowly behind your head. Pause, then straighten your arms, returning to start.

Tricep Chair Dips

Speaking from experience here, but when doing chair dips, please ensure you have a sturdy chair – one that won’t slip from under you while exercising.

How to: Sit down with your feet flat on the ground and knees bent. Position your hands so that your palms are down beside your hips. Your fingers should grip the front of the chair seat. Keeping your arms straight, hover your butt off the chair. Bend your arms and lower until your butt taps the ground. Push yourself back up to start.

Plank With Biceps Curl

Did I say they would all be easy?  If I did, I most definitely lied.

How to: Start in plank position while holding the dumbbells in your hands (kind of like tiny stilts for your hands). Hold the weights directly beneath your shoulders. Keep your core and hips stable, slowly bringing the right dumbbell toward the right shoulder. Lower it back down with control. Repeat on the other side.

Well, there you have it! My fun picks for arm workouts – which one will you be trying first? Or do you have your own favourite arm workouts that you think we should try?