By Lynda Wallas

Toned Arms Sequence – using weights

This is a sequence for working on toning your arms using hand weights. It’s reasonably gentle but targeted… so set yourself a goal (like getting those sleeveless summer dresses out from the back of the wardrobe) and get started on a regular routine. If you do this 3 times in 7 days then you will certainly start to see and feel a difference. The key is keeping your arms tight into the body and keeping the move tight all the way through; don’t let the arm go floppy, always maintain the form from the top to the bottom of the move and until the end of the sequence. Lots of squeeze!

You will need 2-3 kg hand weights.
This isn’t a follow along video; it’s a set of exercises that I demonstrate so that you can pick up your hand weights and do them anytime, anywhere. I’ve done these moves for many years, based on exercise videos from the 90s (except for about a year when CFS meant I couldn’t exercise at all) but they were also the moves I went back to when I could begin some exercise again post the worst of the CFS.
I have also included a short sequence at the end specifically for those beginning their recovery from CFS – some arm weight moves performed while lying down, a great way to start to build some strength again without over doing it!

Alternate this sequence with the moves in my video for Toned arms and torso (without weights), as it will give you a great overall workout for the upper body (I’d suggest doing the non-weights video twice a week, in between your weights sequence).

I hope you enjoy this realistic approach…. Learn the moves and then make the time to incorporate them into your day for a boost to body and mind. Remember, it’s never to late to make a start….

Lynda Wallas
Lynda Wallas
About me

I’ve always been interested in health and fitness…. which turned out to be a good thing when fertility treatment in my 30s took a toll on my health, leading to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and early onset menopause. More about Lynda...

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