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How To Get Stronger, Summer Arms

During most of the year, our arms are safely covered with jackets, long-sleeve shirts and coats. When summer rolls around, it’s way too hot to hide under all of those layers! Summer is the time to shed the sleeves and showcase those arms.

We want to show you exercise tips that fit in your lifestyle. Whether you are at work, home or on vacation, Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer April Swales has seven simple exercises for you to tone your biceps, triceps and shoulders using dumbbells and resistance bands.

When practicing these exercises, remember the following tips:

  • Connect the resistance bands to a solid structure such as a pole, tree, door knob or anything similar.
  • Push-ups may be done on level ground or utilizing a bench.
  • Make sure you are actively engaging your core muscles.
  • Start each move with one to three sets (eight to 10 repetitions per set).

 Cooper Fitness Center Fitness Specialist Katie Oosterhouse demonstrates the exercises.

Remember, there is no way to “spot” treat any body part for fitness without engaging your entire body. It’s important to get adequate cardiovascular and full-body strength training exercises in each week.

For more information about Cooper Fitness Center, visit cooperfitnesscenter.com or call 972.233.4832.

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