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5 Best Arm Workouts To Sculpt Not Bulk

5 Best Arm Workouts To Sculpt Not Bulk

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Arms – generally speaking, they're an area of the female body that causes the biggest conundrum: how do you lean out, not bulk up your upper body? If you agree, you're no doubt looking for arm workouts that are going to tone them up, fast.

In 's Naked survey, almost 10% of you said that your arms are the area that needs more attention. Enter the best arm workouts from our arsenal.

Although you can't spot train your arms and nix fat quickly (oh, if only), doing an upper body workout on the reg help you build strength and lose fat, which you'll notice as an increase in tone. To see the best results you should plan in your arm workouts like any other session. “Working your arms twice a week you can guarantee improvements in both your tone and strength, without getting stressing your muscles too much,” advises Verena Stefanie, Personal Trainer at Equinox. “You actually work your arms whenever you do any type of exercise that makes your arms move, so twice a week is a pretty good achievement!”

If you constantly talk about your bingo wings, or saggy triceps, then you're in the right place. From Bikini Body Guide founder Kayla Itsines to Olympic heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson, keep scrolling for the best -approved arm workouts to train triceps (front upper arms), biceps (back upper arms) and the muscles that make up your shoulders. 

KAYLA ITSINES ARMS WORKOUT

5 Best Arm Workouts To Sculpt Not Bulk

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Equipment: 3-6kg dumbbell, 2 x 2kg weights

Duration: 28 minutes

She may be best known for her abs, but Kayla Itsines knows a thing or two about toning the rest of your body, too (although, spoilers: you be working your abs as well in this one).

Rest assured that this workout, designed exclusively for readers, packs a lot into 30 minutes.

DUMBBELL FREE ARM WORKOUT

5 Best Arm Workouts To Sculpt Not Bulk

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Equipment: Resistance band

Duration: 15 minutes

We get it; not all of you can get to the gym easily, or have a rack of dumbbells just hanging around at home. So at home arm workouts are important. 

With this in mind, we've brought you a dumbbell-free workout that you can easily do in your living room or local park. You're welcome.

THE BODY COACH UPPER BODY

5 Best Arm Workouts To Sculpt Not Bulk

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Equipment: 2 x 2-4kg dumbbells, a chair

Duration: 15 minutes

Part of his full Emergency 14-day shred, this 15-minute workout blasts fat faster than you can say Lean in 15 (well, nearly).

Think tricep dips, shoulder presses, bicep curls and more. Talk about getting the most out of a quarter of an hour.

TEAM GB ARMS WORKOUT

5 Best Arm Workouts To Sculpt Not Bulk

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Equipment: Medicine ball, 2 x 2-4kg dumbbells

Duration: 15 minutes

Think you can hack training like an Olympic athlete? Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson's arm & upper body workout will put you through your paces, Team GB style.

Ready yourself for a heavy combination using medicine ball and a pair of dumbbells.

BRIDAL ARMS WORKOUT

5 Best Arm Workouts To Sculpt Not Bulk

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Equipment: 2 x 2-4kg dumbbells

Duration: 9 minutes

Obviously, you don't to be a bride to do this one, but if you are looking to tone up your arms before your big day – or another important event – this one is perfect for you.

Expect killer DOMS the day after (and the day after that) but the results to go with it.

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