3. Diamond Pushups:

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How To Do:

  • Lay face down on the floor with your feet together and toes on the ground as though you are going to do a normal pushup.
  • However, instead of placing your hands under your shoulders, place them under the center of your chest with your thumbs and index fingers forming a diamond shape.
  • If you need a lower intensity version of this exercise, place your knees on the ground instead of your toes.
  • Push down on your hands to raise your body.
  • Keep your back and legs in a straight line throughout the process.
  • Don’t lock your elbows at the top of your arm extension.
  • Slowly lower yourself back down until you are an inch or two from the ground.
  • Repeat as many times as you like, taking rests in between when necessary.

4. Scissors Exercise for Arms:

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How To Do:

  • The body movement for this exercise resembles the opening and closing of a pair of scissors.
  • Stand straight and lift arms to shoulder height.
  • Stretch the arms and overlap the right one over the left and get them back to the original position.
  • Next, get the left over the right and so on.
  • Three sets of 10 reps of this fun exercise can help achieve the most slender arms.

5. Arnold Shoulder Press:

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It is a great exercise for the entire shoulder muscles. This exercise hits both the front and side heads of your deltoid muscles. This exercise essentially helps in muscle building. It is a variation of the original shoulder press and is named after the actor and politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

How To Do:

  • Sit on an exercise bench with a back rest.
  • Warm up with 2 to 3 sets right before the actual exercise.
  • Hold the dumbbells in front of you above your chest with your palms facing your body.
  • Your elbows should be slightly bent.
  • Make sure that the dumbbells are above your head and rotate it.
  • Continue lifting the dumbbells and make sure that your arms are extended above. Make sure your arms are straight.
  • Pause and then lower them to the original position by rotating your palms inward. Repeat 10 to 12 times.
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