Look at any red carpet photo or Instagram bikini pose, and you’ll see arms and thighs so tight and toned you could bounce a quarter off them.
Sick of staring and wishing? Damn right! It’s time to get toned arms and thighs of your own. This is how.
Try these 4 awesome yet BASIC arm-toning exercises
Beautiful toned arms are made in the weight room. If your gym’s full of beefy guys who seem to live in there, it’s time to push them aside! (Or just wait for a quiet time when they’re not taking up all the machinery...)
Bicep curl 8-12 reps on each arm
A good old fashioned dumbbell exercise that’s perfect for toning up the biceps and forearms.
Push-ups 3 sets of 8-12 reps, or however many you can do.
This works out your entire arm, as well as your shoulders and core. Bonus!
Dumbbell kickback 8-12 reps on each side.
This tricep extension works out that pesky lower part of the arm that everyone’s desperate to tighten up.
Bench press 8-12 reps with a weight you can manage.
This tones up the pecs, back, and shoulders, as well as your arms. If it’s your first time, do it with a trainer or a gym friend until you know how much you can lift safely. It should be tough to lift, but not so hard you can’t put it back again.
And you’ll love these 3 thigh-burning moves too! You can do them anywhere!
Time to feel the burn? These leg exercises focus on toning and strengthening your thighs. You can do them at home too.
Lunges 3 sets of 8-12 reps on each side
Work the thighs, butt, and abs all at the same time. Take it slow so you stay balanced.
Squats 10-15 reps (more if you can!)
It doesn’t matter whether you’re holding a kettlebell, jumping, or just doing it the classic way. Don’t stop ‘til you can feel your legs shaking!
Side plank leg raise 8-12 reps
Yep, this one is as brutal as it sounds. It engages every part of your body though, so it’s absolutely worth it. It’s tough on the shoulder - you should only feel the burn in your legs, arms, and core.
Make your toning workouts even more effective
Turn all that sweat into tighter, more toned arms and thighs. The Vanna Belt V-Sweat Arm and Thigh trimmers use an innovative neoprene material to compress and generate more heat during your workout.
The V-Sweat range fits arms and thighs comfortably, never getting in the way of your workout. While you’re squatting and bicep curling, they’ll be increasing your body temperature in the right places and toning saggy skin over time.
Keep it nice and regular
Nobody created their dream body by spending 20 minutes in the gym a few times a month.
Exercising for at least 30-45 minutes 2-3 times a week is going to make a steady but big difference to your body and weight. Any more than that is a bonus!
How to set your new routine and stick to it!
- Workout in the easiest, most accessible way. Basically, don’t drag yourself to a gym 30 minutes away when you could workout at home.
- Set goals you can achieve and keep checking your progress.
- Choose specific days and times that work for you every week.
- Reward yourself when you’ve powered through a tough workout. You deserve it!
- Find your main motivation is and keep focusing on it (e.g. a photo of JLo set as your phone wallpaper. You know she’s 50, right!?)
You wanna know another amazing thing about working on your thighs and arms? You’re still working out your entire body and burning calories at the same time. There’s literally no downside. We’ll see you in the weight room!