Arms Race: Barre Exercises for Strong, Sexy Arms

Targets shoulders, back, and triceps

  • Stand with feet close, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Bend knees and hinge forward from hips, keeping back straight.
  • Raise right arm forward, palm facing down, and extend left arm behind you with palm facing up (arms should form a straight line with upper body). Pulse arms up and down 1 inch 3 times.
  • Extend arms out to sides, palms facing down. Then switch sides, left arm forward (palm down) and right arm behind you (palm up), and repeat pulses to complete 1 rep.
  • Do 2 sets of 16 reps.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, March 2014.