Summer-Ready Body: Three Moves for Toned Arms

Sun's out, guns out. Follow this routine from CosmoBody's Katia Pryce and rock those tank tops with confidence.

(Photo: Dana Burke/StyleBistro)

Ah, summertime. In just a few short months we'll be off to our beach escapes, barbecue parties and rooftop bars. One of the best parts of the season? The clothes. Gone are the days of cold-weather layers—it's time for cute tanks, crop tops, mini skirts and jean shorts. Where there's more skin, there's more reason to tone up. Now is the perfect time to get started on a regimen that will have you looking your best in your warm weather wardrobe.

We sought out CosmoBody trainer Katia Pryce, also creator of Dance Body, to get her expert tips on the best moves you can do to get arms ready for sleeveless styles. Bonus: you can do these in the gym, the park, your living room—anywhere! Follow along, below.

Summer-Ready Body: Three Moves for Toned Arms
(Source: Dance Body)

Summer-Ready Body: Three Moves for Toned Arms
(Art by Kristina Rodulfo; Photo: Dana Burke/StyleBistro)

Twist & Spin

A. Extend arms out to your sides, making sure your fingertips are in line with your underarms. Keeping hips stable, reach to one side palm up and face the opposite palm down.

B. Repeat on your other side, twisting that palm up and the other down. This should be a quick music. Do it without stopping eight times. 

C. Turn both palms down, push arms back and make eight small rotations—about the size of a tennis ball. Engage your back and triceps. Return back to move A and repeat four to five times.

Summer-Ready Body: Three Moves for Toned Arms
(Art by Kristina Rodulfo; Photo: Dana Burke/StyleBistro)

INVERTED PUSH UPS

A. On a bench or chair, get into a push up position but invert your fingers so they are going inwards, towards each other. This way, you have your triceps targeted.

B. Instead of going straight down, go down in a pulsing, controlled motion counting three, two, one before pressing back up. Do 10 - 15 reps.

Summer-Ready Body: Three Moves for Toned Arms
(Art by Kristina Rodulfo; Photo: Dana Burke/StyleBistro)

The worm

A. Go into child's pose, extending your arms right in front of your shoulders. 

B. Get on your knees into a marrow push up position. Lower and push back up to child's pose. Repeat ten times.

C. On your last set, lower down to one inch above surface and pulse, pulse, pulse until your arms burn.

Former Associate Editor at StyleBistro. Willing to try any workout trend. Green beauty junkie. Fan of overdressing. Proud member of the cult of Beyoncé. Twitter/Insta: @kristinarodulfo Follow me: Google
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