It’s common for women to avoid arm exercises out of concern that they’ll make them look unattractive or bulky, although this is rarely the case. That’s why most women shy away from arm exercises, but we’re here to help you achieve your fitness goals regardless of your gender.
The exercises we’ll show you below are easy to understand and work, so even if you’ve never done them before, you’ll be able to do well with them.
1. Lateral Raise (aka Side Raise)
Keep your shoulders back and legs slightly bent. With dumbbells in both hands, relax your arms so that they hang at your sides.
Raise the dumbbells out to the sides, keeping a slight bend in your elbows, until they are at shoulder height (make sure your palms are facing the floor).
Bring your arms down, and do 8 to 12 reps.