By Mercedes Leguizamon
Sometimes it is hard to make it to the gym, but that is no excuse to miss arm day! You can do these six arm workouts in the comfort of your own home, and they are guaranteed to get your arms stronger.
The best part of this classic exercise is that you can do it in the comfort of your own living room. For an extra burn, try diamond pushups. Simply move your hands on the ground so that your index fingers and thumbs touch each other to give yourself more of a triceps workout.
Lateral Plank Walk
Start on a mat in a pushup position. Your hands should be the only part of your body on the mat, which should be placed perpendicular to your body. Remaining in the pushup position, move one arm at a time to shuffle from one end of that mat to the other. Remember to keep your core engaged
Hold your arms out as straight as you can, forming a T with your body. Make both small and big circles with your arms. You won’t feel the burn until after a few reps.
Begin sitting with your back against a couch or chair. Your legs should be extended in front of you. Place your palms on the object behind you, making sure your fingers are facing toward your body, with arms bent. Straighten your arms to lift your bottom off the ground and bend them again, without letting your bottom touch the ground this time.
Starting in a pushup position, squeeze the core and your bottom. Remaining in this position, jump your legs open as if you are doing jumping jacks. Make sure you are squeezing your core and upper body so that you are not wiggling around too much.
Inchworm (with or without pushup)
Starting in a standing position, place your hands on the floor and walk them out as far as you can to end in a pushup position. You can choose to complete a pushup at this point or not. Then walk your hands all the way back to your toes, ending in a standing position.