Time can be unkind to our bodies sometimes, especially if we haven't exactly been diligent about eating right and staying fit. When we slip into sedentary lifestyles — and those with office jobs can attest to how easy that can be — things get… droopy.
There are plenty of health-related reasons why you should never skip your arm and upper body workout. But there's also nothing wrong with wanting to tone up those jiggly wings, and the good news is that it's never too late.
Whether you're a fitness newb who's never lifted a dumbbell or are a regular at the local gym, you have to check out this 21-day arm plan devised by PopSugar. Consisting of five basic exercises — all of which target areas of your arms — this workout plan lets you build toward three sets of 15 reps for each exercise. And it's customizable, so beginners are encouraged to start with nothing heavier than 5-pound weights and then increase weight as the challenge begins to feel too easy.
PopSugar explains how to do each exercise; and paying attention to form is essential not only to get the most out of your workout but also to avoid getting injured. You're also reminded — and this is important! — that you want to fatigue your muscles by the end of the three sets, but you don't want to wake up the next morning in excruciating pain. Always pay attention to your body.
So what are you waiting for? Grab some five-pound weights, take the challenge and tell Father Time to buzz off because you're going to tone up your arms again.