4-Move Arm-Toning Workout

What's your motivation for working out?

Common responses include: building muscle, preventing injury, losing a few pounds or getting stronger. Although not as common, another popular reason is simply a desire to look good. People may be hesitant to share this, but they shouldn't be.

There's nothing wrong with wanting to look good. From a mental standpoint, looking better often means feeling better, which leads to a more confident outlook on life and improved self-esteem. And who doesn't want to feel good about themselves the next time they hit the beach?

If you want your arms to look better, try adding a 10- to 15-minute "gun-show" routine to the end of your workout a couple days per week. You'll have them ready for beach season in no time.

Note: While there's nothing wrong with training specific body parts, it's traditionally more effective to go with a full-body approach. Don't forget about your glutes, core, chest, back and other important muscle groups. Once you have a solid full-body program in place, then you can target specific areas of the body.

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