Stand with your feet hip width apart with a dumbbell in each hand held at arms length. The elbows should be close to the torso and the palms of your hand should be facing your thighs. While holding the upper arm stationary, curl the right weight as you rotate the palm of the hands until they are facing forward. At this point continue contracting the biceps as you breathe out until your biceps is fully contracted and the dumbbells are at shoulder level. Hold the contracted position for a second as you squeeze the biceps.

Tip: Only the forearms should move.

Slowly begin to bring the dumbbell back to the starting position as your breathe in. Tip: Remember to twist the palms back to the starting position (facing your thighs) as you come down.

Repeat the movement with the left hand. This equals one repetition.

The Arms and Shoulder Dumbbell Workout consists of 6 exercises to work your shoulders, biceps and triceps. The workout can be done anywhere just using a set of dumbbells. Be sure to activate your core muscles throughout the repetitions to maximize the benefits of the exercises as well as protecting your back during the movements.

Muscles used: Biceps, forearms.

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