Lifting weights is no longer something for women to avoid. Muscle keeps you looking young and lean. Not to mention that it boosts your resting metabolic rate. Bicep exercises not only help you firm up your arms, they also create shape and indentations to excentuate your shoulders. This exercise featured in “Oxygen Magazine,” is one of my all time favorites. It is especially good for women and men who struggle with small lanky arms.
Set Up: Stand with your feet about hip-width apart, knees slightly bent and a dumbbell in each hand with a neutral grip, palms facing each other [A].
Action: Curl the dumbbells up toward your shoulders by bending your elbows until your forearms are perpendicular to the ground [B]. Hold for a second, really squeezing your biceps, then return to the starting position and repeat (source).
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)