Barlates: 5 Best Arm Toning Exercises

***5 Best Arm Toning Exercises is part of Linda Wooldridge‘s 5 Best Exercise Series. This review will eventually be double posted. It is available for free on YouTube (this review) but it is also part of Linda’s 5 Best Exercise Series DVD which contains 11 mini workouts. I am using the DVD version but I am also posting individual reviews of the workouts so others can also enjoy them on YouTube. The DVD review will post eventually, tho. However, Linda has also created a 5 Best Exercises playlist on YouTube that includes every one of the workouts on the DVD.***

Arm Toning is 7 minutes long. Equipment needed: an exercise mat and light hand weights. 5 exercises; each exercise is done for one minute. I am using all of these 5 Best Exercises workouts as finishers after a longer metabolic strength workout. This worked really well to finish my arms off. You can’t use heavy weights for this workout. I used 3 and 5 pound dumbbells and that was sufficient to burn my arms out nicely. Linda has 3 workouts in her 5 Best Series that work your upper body (back, triceps and arms). String them together and in 22 minutes you can really fry your arms–especially your triceps.

  1. Arm circles (hold arms straight in front of you and do small circles) (3# DBs)
  2. Straight arm raises (lean forward, hold arms straight out to sides of body, turn wrists/hands so pinky facing the ceiling; pulse arms in this position) (3# DBs)
  3. Alternating bicep curls (hold arms straight in front of you and bend arms at elbows, bringing handweights toward shoulders) (5# DBs)
  4. Wide & narrow push ups (no DBs; do push ups on knees–regular push up arms and tricep push up arms)
  5. Tricep dips (crab position)

For more info on Barlates and other (free) streaming workouts I’ve sampled and reviewed, check out my Streaming page.


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