Having a shapely upper body is just as important as having shapely legs, especially in summers.
Overweight, sagging arms or chest are unattractive and a sign of premature ageing. Strong arms look sexy and are a great asset in carrying all the load ! Proper attention should be given to the pectoral muscles for a firmer bust line.
Together and Apart
Stand with your feet apart , back straight, and hold your arms out at shoulder height. Now swing them slowly forward and backward 8-10 times.
Hold your arms at shoulder height and spin them forward and back, with clenched fists. Repeat the movement 8 times.
Hold your arms out at shoulder height, and keeping them straight, push your clenched list up and down. At all times feel the muscles of the arm stretch and relax. Repeat it 10 times.
Standing feet apart, hold your arms out at shoulder height, and without moving your elbows. Swing your forearms into your chest. Make sure that the top of your hand is facing forward. Repeat 10 times.
Hold your arms out at shoulder height, and keeping them straight, swing your arms down and across in front of your body. Then swing them back to shoulder height again. Repeat this movement 10 times. For a complete workout. repeat the same movement, but this time cross your arms at the back 10 times.
Tuck and Push
Stand straight with feet shoulder-width apart and hold your arms tucked into your waist. Push your arms up as high as you can, hold and then relax.. Do not bring your arms forward, keep them behind your back all the time. Repeat this exercise ten times.
With your feet about hip-distance apart and parallel, bend your arms at right-angles lifted to the side. Slowly bring the arms together in front of your chest, squeeze the pectoral muscles and then slowly open them wide. Repeat the movement up to 20 times.
Sitting your palms pressed together in front of your chest. While pressing your palms together, tighten your pectoral muscles and slowly raise your hands over your head .Hold and press for 5 seconds. Repeat ten times.
Stand straight with your feet apart Bend your elbow and lift them up level with your shoulders. Press elbows back 3 times, and on the fourth, straighten the arms as you press them back. Repeat 10 times.
Follow these exercise regularly to gain and maintain toned arms and chest this summer season.
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