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Get Your Arms Ready for Summer Video

In three quick exercises tone and strengthen your arms, just in time for swimsuit season!

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Hi, I'm Holly Perkins. Welcome to ExerciseTV and my summer arms workout. Today, I have a great workout of 3 exercises that are gonna specifically target your arms so that they're strong, toned, and looking great for tank top season. We're gonna go ahead and get started. All you need today are a set of light and heavy dumbbells. We're gonna get started. I want you to grab your lighter dumbbells. Your feet are gonna be separated. I'm gonna demonstrate this exercise for you. Dumbbells are gonna start in your shoulders. You're just gonna extend overhead and then simultaneously switch to the other side. I'll show you again. Extend out and switch and one more time. I want you to repeat this exercise for 30 repetitions. That's 15 on each arm. Moving on, second exercise, I want you to grab with one of your heavier dumbbells, open the feet, toes turned out. You're just gonna softly sit into one leg, letting that dumbbell come down towards the knee, really activating through the back of the shoulder in the back. I want you to roll that elbow back, keeping the abs tight. You're gonna reach down, roll it back, and again, down, roll it back. Repeat that 20 times and then you're gonna switch sides. Same thing towards the knee, roll back; towards the knee, roll back. Make sure you're keeping those abs really tight and pinch back through that shoulder blade and relax. Third exercise, I want you to grab both of your heavy dumbbells, and we're just gonna drop down once with a mat. And take those dumbbells right to your shoulders. This is your safe place. I want you to engage to your abdomen so that you can slowly lower yourself back. Take the dumbbells out. Now, the dumbbells are positioned just inside your elbows and elbows are extended straight up from the shoulders. Make sure that you keep your neck long and the shoulders down and you're just gonna drive through your chest to bring the dumbbells together end to end, and then bring them right back down to that start position. I'll show you again. Stand up, bring those dumbbells together. Bring it right back down. One more time, drive through that chest, the arms and the triceps, and relax it down. I want you to repeat that exercise for 20 repetitions. When you're finished, bring the dumbbells back to the shoulders, knees in. Use a little bit of rolling movement, come back up, and drop it down. Now I want you to repeat those 3 exercises 3 more times for a great upper body workout. I'm Holly Perkins. Check out my full version 20-minute sweat workout at ExerciseTV.tv, and I will see you next time.

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