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10-Minute Arm Toning Workout

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About This Workout
Take the first step toward fitness and before you know it, you've formed a healthy habit. World-renowned fitness expert, Petra Kolber is best known for her creativity and common sense approach to fitness. In this full-length workout from her DVD "Step-by-Step Strength Training," she'll show you how to tone muscles, burn calories, and build stamina for a stronger, leaner body using dumbbells and a chair.
  • Length: 10 minutes
  • Equipment: Dumbbells, chair and mat (for cushioning)
  • Type of Workout: Strength training (toning) and stretching
  • Muscles Worked: Upper body (biceps, shoulders, upper back, triceps, chest)
  • Fitness Level: Beginner
  • Impact: None (low)
  • Safety Precautions: Use a weight that is appropriate for your fitness level, where you feel challenged but can maintain good form.
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Member Comments

  • this video is not working - 4/16/2014 11:15:24 AM
  • What a lovely way to take a break and work the tension out of the shoulders after working on the computer. This is a keeper! - 4/5/2014 4:56:46 PM
  • I don't know what your mom is talking about but I felt the burn all the way around in every muscle. Did she even do the workout? I don't think you can tell just by watching it what muscles it's working. You have to try it to know. - 2/27/2014 11:27:52 AM
  • I was trying to find a good arm strength training routine and fell on this video. Asked my Mother to view it and give me her professional opinion on it, she is an Occupational Therapist and knows a lot about the muscles in the upper body. In her opinion the majority of the exercises addressed only the biceps and deltoids and only about 25% addressed the triceps thus creating an imbalance in the arm. My Mother has a real issue with this video's exercises because someone only following this video she can foresee them creating an imbalance in their arms and also obtaining elbow contractures due to over strengthening of the biceps. In her opinion the biceps are naturally strong and do not need to be strengthen as much as the triceps need to be.

    I'm going to continue to look through Spark Videos to find a proper ratio of arm strengthening exercises, or I just might use this video with tweaks offered by my Mother so I am working more of my triceps vs biceps. - 2/1/2014 6:17:46 PM
  • At 74, I was able to do most of the exercises, but found it awkward to try to watch and move from standing to chain to mat. Fun to try it anyway! - 1/31/2014 8:06:17 AM
  • I thought this a a good way to start my strength training again!! - 1/20/2014 11:23:23 AM
  • Hi, at 65 I cannot do all the exercises, but most of them. When you do the ones on the mat, I walk in place. Thanks for the arm workout. - 1/11/2014 6:10:35 AM
  • Feels good. I couldn't do some of it, so I adjusted and improvised. Nice moves, and very empowering. Thanks!! - 12/23/2013 7:08:29 AM
  • Very nice! - 11/19/2013 6:43:24 AM
  • Love this workout, except when I'm trying to do the pushups my cat gets under me. crazy cat. - 11/14/2013 8:29:59 PM
  • I love the instructor! Kind of cheesy and and overenthusiastic (as is the norm), but in a good way. She exudes a very positive attitude and makes following this fun. - 10/24/2013 3:32:34 PM
  • Excellent. Clear instructions and smoothly done. - 10/19/2013 10:00:51 AM
  • Great video - 10/12/2013 11:56:31 AM
  • Great video. Love it for my arms. - 7/17/2013 2:36:08 PM
  • I like this video a lot, great workout for arms. I have it in my favorites and use it often. - 6/13/2013 12:01:21 AM