Right now, your arms are probably covered under long sleeves, but soon it'll be time again for short sleeves and tanks, and you'll want your arms to look their best. If you've neglected working them this winter, you'll notice right away, says Sherri Kwasnicki, M.Sc., of Kwasnicki Fitness Consulting Inc. in Vancouver, British Columbia. Your muscles simply won't show. It's a dead giveaway that you're not in your best shape.
Kwasnicki has designed this simple program to get your arms into top condition. "When training the triceps (muscles at the back of your arms), as with any muscle, it's best to use a variety of equipment and exercises to challenge your body in different ways," she says. To do so, she uses exercise balls. The stability ball improves balance, medicine balls add strength, and the various positions target different muscle fibers.