Get It Now: Toned Arms and Shoulders
Strengthen Your Upper Body
You don't have to lift a lot of heavy metal to get jiggle-free arms and shoulders. Research has shown you can boost muscle strength by up to 30 percent in six weeks with resistance bands. "The bands provide all the resistance you need on both the upward and downward phase of the exercise," says physical therapist Todd Ellenbecker, coauthor of Strength Band Training (Human Kinetics, 2005).
Bonus: The arm, chest, shoulder, and upper-back exercises here also tone your abs by incorporating a stability ball or balancing element. Do two or three sets of 10 to 12 reps per move. Try the workout twice a week and you'll be showing off an ultra-toned upper body.
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