When you're looking for an amazing workout that strengthens and tones your arms, it's likely you turn to the heavier dumbbells and kettlebells. (Because this is what happens when you do.) But if that's not your jam, you don't have to. You can also try the traditional Pilates method, which utilizes lighter, 1- to 3-pound dumbbells and focuses on using control, concentration, and your breath to bust out a higher number of reps. Don't be deceived by the low number of weight, either—anything starts to feel heavy once you lift it 20 to 30 times (and sometimes more). So grab a pair of the lighter weights (1- to 5-pounders will do), press play on the video above, and get ready to feel the burn.
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