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how to get the most of your arm workout

To get started, all you need is a chair and a pair of 5 to 10-pound dumbbells.

1. Get your heart pumping with a 10-minute cardio warm-up -- hop on a treadmill, run up and down stairs, or jump rope.

2. Do 10-15 reps of the first exercise, then move onto the next and do the same. Do each exercise, one after the other until you've finished all five.

3. Once you've finished all five, rest one minute, then repeat steps one and two for a total of three sets.

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Bent-Over Dumbbell Rows

  • Stand with your legs hip-distance apart holding a pair of dumbbells with a palm-up grip. Keeping your back straight, bend forward at the waist with your knees slightly bent.
  • Extend your arms straight down and look forward. Pull the dumbbells toward your chest. Keep your elbows close to your sides and concentrate on pulling with your back muscles while you raise your elbows as high as possible.
  • Slowly lower your arms back to the starting position.

Area Worked: The middle part of your back

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