3 Arm-Toning Exercises You Can Do In Front of the TV
You might think you need a gym membership in order to develop the kind of guns that flood your Instagram feed (hashtag fitspo), but according to The Huffington Post Australia (who quizzed personal trainer Blake Worrall-Thompson on the matter), you don't: "People don’t need machinery for a good workout. You can certainly get by with using your own body weight in a range of strength-training exercises." In other words, your lounge room is as good a place as any to get in shape.
For toned arms in particular Worrall-Thompson prescribes a set of bodyweight exercises you can do at home in just 20 minutes. If you do decide to tune into Netflix during that time, make sure you still give the workout your all—you won't see results from bluffing your way through the moves.
Keep scrolling for Worrall-Thompson's simple, bodyweight workout.
Muscle Groups: Chest, Shoulders, Triceps, Core
If you need to start on your knees, build on your progress daily until you're able to do them on your toes. To make sure you're getting a full range of motion, do the exercise slowly and switch on your core.
Muscle Groups: Shoulders, Triceps
A tip for beginners: The closer your legs are to your body, the easier the exercise will be. (To make the move more challenging, take your legs further out.) Start with three sets of 12 dips.
Muscle Groups: Shoulders, Core, Legs
Resist dropping your hips downwards (this puts strain on your lower back) by squeezing your glutes and core. Ensure your butt is in a straight line with your spine, and not pointing upwards. Hold for at least 30 seconds, and repeat three times.
All done? Treat yourself to a roll-on massage courtesy of Venustus' Muscle Melting ($49).
Click over to The Huffington Post to read the rest of the article, then tell us, do you work out in front of the TV?