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Good arm toning excersises?

I am working out everymorning, and some in the evenings. But I mostly do cardio. I do some light dumbells, but i feel like I don't really know what I'm doing. Can anyone suggest some excersises for me to do. I don't want huge muscles but I would like to be stronger and toned. Thanks!!!!!!

Fri. Sep 15, 1:31pm

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pushups my dear! they work wonders for your arms, shoulders, back, chest, abs etc!

also do some tricep dips by lowering yourself while holding onto a chair.

using dumbells are great for a lot of different exercises but make sure the weight is heavy enough that you are tired on your last reps. otherwise you aren't stressing the muscle enough to build/tone.

also-you won't get bulky (if you are a woman) . . . . you would have to work VERY VERY VERY hard, and eat a special diet to get the type of bulkiness you probably fear. muscle actually makes us smaller (takes up less room than fat!) so your clothes may fit a lot better even if you haven't lost a single pound!

Friday, September 15, 2006, 1:52 PM

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denise austin has a collection of targeted videos. there is one for arms & bust-3 ten minute toning exercise sessions. very reasonably priced on amazon or probably available through a library. i love these quick mini-workouts!

Friday, September 15, 2006, 2:39 PM

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As the second poster said, it is almost impossible to get huge muscles from lifting weights if you are female. Do not be afraid of the weight! I weigh 115 pounds and can do bicep curls with 20 pound weights.

These basics will hit your major muscle groups in the upper body: bicep curls, hammer curls, french press, tricep kick backs, lat row, front and side shoulder raises, push ups, bench press, pec fly.

Google them if you don't know how to do them properly or what they are.

Friday, September 15, 2006, 3:05 PM

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some sources for good info

Check your local library for books/videos/dvd's on strength training. Also check out magazines like Shape, Fitness or Women's Health for ideas on workouts (buy or check out at most libraries). Check your video store or netflix for dvd's to try out. If you have FITTV, check out Gilad or Cathe Freidrich-both give excellent form pointers and work the muscles in multiple ways. I really recommend starting strength training with a good dvd-it will really give you a good idea of how to work each muscle and prevent you from getting in the habit of doing an exercise incorrectly. Another suggestion to build strength is don't be afraid to go heavy as you progress-you will not bulk up. Also, once you get a routine, switch it up so your muscles are continually challenged.
One last note, resistance tubing (with an over-the-door attachment) can really challenge your muscles and is more affordable than buying multiple sets of dumbbells. Plus it is easy to take with if you go out of town.

Friday, September 15, 2006, 3:16 PM

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OP here- Thanks for the helpfull ideas. I might just get some of the resistant bands and try that. I used to have some, but they've been lost in my many moves.

Friday, September 15, 2006, 3:31 PM

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