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Tabata Workout – Arms

Tabata-Arms-WorkoutIn addition to our live and on-demand classes, we also offer via our blog an exercise of the week. This week we focus on toning those arms.

Exercise 1: Standard shoulder width push-up

The standard shoulder width push-up can be performed with straight legs or from a knee bend, depending on your level of fitness, and works the biceps, shoulders and chest.

Lie down on the floor face down with your feet close together. Place your hands shoulder width apart. With a straight body, lower yourself down until your chest is close to the floor, then push back up again.

Repeat for 20 seconds then rest for 10 seconds.

Exercise 2: Triangle push-up

The triangle push up can also be performed with straight legs or from your knees and works the triceps and forearm.

As before, lie down on the floor face down with your feet close together. Place hands into a triangle underneath your chest and lower yourself to the floor then push back up again.

Repeat for 20 seconds then rest for 10 seconds.

Exercise 3: Wide-stance push up

The wide-stance push up focuses on your chest and shoulders. This can be performed as per the standard push-up but with your hands placed wider apart.

Repeat for 20 seconds then rest for 10 seconds.

Exercise 4: Lower shoulder width push-up

The lower shoulder width push-up is performed as per the standard push up but placing your hands lower down under your chest rather than at shoulder height. This concentrates on working out the triceps.

Repeat for 20 seconds then rest for 10 seconds.

The above set of 4 is half if the 4 minute Tabata workout, so repeat the set a second time before stretching out those: biceps, triceps, chest and shoulders.

To really strengthen and tone your arms, perform these targeted Tabata exercises 2-3 times per week, but not on consecutive days. Intersperse this with our legs or abs targeted workouts for an all-over body shaping and toning experience.

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