Top 5 Tips to Get Toned Arms Without Lifting Weights

You know what’s more annoying than having belly and back fat? Having flabby arms!. This article will give you workouts to do at home to get rid of them. You can use weights or no equipment at all. Not only flabby arms feel weird but they also don’t look nice especially when they finally sag and make us look like we have bat wings! Yikes! It’s also hard to accept that some friends and family would not only tease you for those arms but also play with it too! They really like the jiggling but we definitely don’t!

The only way to get the flab out is to get serious with our diet and exercise routine. As with everything, most fat loss routines start with a good diet but how about when it comes to making the muscles firm? We have exercise to answer that and we’ve compiled the 5 best exercises to finally get rid of those pesky flabby arms.

The Best 5 Exercises to Get Toned Arms

Each of these moves should be performed in 60 seconds. The first exercises can be only 5 minutes long and you can gradually extend the time spent on these exercises overtime.

Seated overhead extensions

How to do it:

Start in a seated position with legs crossed. Hold the dumbbell in your left hand and grab the left elbow with your right hand. Then slowly lower the weight behind your head. While hugging your biceps towards your ears, raise the weight toward the sky until your arm is completely extended. Then lower back down. Do this 10 times on each side

Bicep curls

Perhaps one of the most popular exercises in the gym, the bicep curl simply works the arms in a way that focuses on making it bigger and stronger. Simple enough to do with relatively simple and light equipment. All you’ll need would be a dumbbells.

How to do it:

Go into an upright position on your knees hold a dumbbell in each hand with your palms facing out. Carefully bring the dumbbells to your shoulders. Once they’re at your shoulders twist your wrist so your palms are facing you. Carefully push the dumbbells over your head. Slowly bring the down to the starting position.

Spider Push-Ups

Another popular variant of the push-up, this exercise aims to do some decent leg and ab work at the same time. The imbalance this exercise will bring will definitely make your arms work twice as hard as it simultaneously tries to hold the static position and at the same time maintain equilibrium.

How to do it:

Start with the standard push-up stance. As you do a normal push-up, lift on leg off the floor, swing it to the right side, bending the knee. Try to touch the elbow with the knee or as close as possible. Reverse the motion then push upwards to first position. Repeat with the other leg. Do 5 per leg per set. The key here is to keep the core and butt tight.


As funny as the name implies, this exercise is anything but. Considered as one of the best ways to work your arms, dips are known to challenge your core stability while requiring your arms to lift and lower your bodyweight in a slow and controlled manner.

How to do it:

Place your hands shoulder-distance apart behind your torso, and walk your feet out in front until your knees are at a 90-degree angle. Bend at your elbows to lower your body toward the ground, then straighten your arms to raise up. You can make this harder by keeping one leg up . Switch legs after 5 dips.


A simple exercise, this focuses on core strength but your arms will be one of the muscles greatly challenged by this exercise.

How to do it:

Get to the push-up position. Lower your elbows perpendicular to your shoulders. Tighten your core, butt, and ensure a neutral spine. Get at least 30 seconds per plank set.


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