6 Killer Tank-Top Arm Workouts for Every Level

By , Alicia Capetillo, Staff Writer
Sleeveless dresses, tank tops, a defined bicep, hauling the week's groceries inside with just one trip—there are a lot of great reasons to work to have strong arms. Working some weights and upper body exercises in to your routine reaps a world of benefits, so why not get started today? 

Give your biceps, triceps, shoulders and chest the workout they need with six of our favorite routines. Flex!

No Equipment Workout: Upper Body


If you've got 10 minutes, you've got time to work on the strength in those arms. Trainer Kelli Segars from Fitness Blender demonstrates a short, no-equipment upper body workout that you can do anywhere. Segars arranges each minute of work into 50 seconds of work with a 10-second rest. Try this short workout right after you wake up to get the day started on the right foot. 
 
Ultimate Arms and Shoulders
 

Sculpted shoulders have a way of taking a dress from "You look nice" to "Oh, wow!" Work with the fitness experts at POPSUGAR Fitness for an 11-minute workout that pays off once that warm-weather wardrobe comes out. In this video, you'll flow between upper body moves that will also test your core strength and balance.

12-Minute Arms


For a more intermediate to advanced workout, Jessica Smith offers this 12-minute routine that strengthens your arms, shoulders and core using one light and one heavy set of dumbbells. This workout is great to tack onto the end of any cardio session. As you push through the endurance-testing exercises, remember, shaky muscles become strong muscles!

Triceps and Biceps Time
 
 
A good tricep is nothing without a good bicep, right? Work every muscle in your upper arm in this deceptively tough 10-minute HIIT workout that combines four movements to work your upper arms in a short amount of time. All you need are two dumbbells and a lot of determination. The video is silent but uses a timer to keep you on track as you cycle through the four moves. Add your favorite playlist to make the workout yours!

B Fit: Upper Body Strength

 
Pahla Bowers helps you work toward those tank-top arms by demonstrating a short upper body workout that features slow reps with a light weight. You'll enjoy strengthening your arms and shoulders to Pahla's exuberant explanations and overall entertaining conversational tone that makes working out with her fun.

Shoulder Isolation Exercises

 
Fitness trainer Cassey Ho has an infectious energy about her and it is out in full swing in this energetic exercise routine. Work your shoulders to fatigue using only your own body weight and a mat. This one has got moves that are sure to challenge and improve your strength, like the tipping mermaid, robot arms and elbow pulses.

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Comments

KOALA_BEAR 10/14/2019
Want to try these as soon as I get clearance from my physical therapist. Thanx! Report
HOTPINKCAMARO49 7/20/2019
Good info. Thanks. Report
BONDMANUS2002 7/4/2019
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NIKO27 5/21/2019
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CHERYLHURT 5/5/2019
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DRAGONFLY631 4/20/2019
Thanks for the workouts Report
SXB990 4/15/2019
Great article Report
MCCAFFREY5123 3/7/2019
Will definitely be adding these to my routine. Thanks!! Report
SPINECCO 1/22/2019
Great information. Thanks. Report
ROSSYFLOSSY 11/22/2018
Great work out tips! Report
REDROBIN47 11/22/2018
Thanks for the new workouts. Report
Thanks for a great article! :) Report
ARNETTELEE
Great article! Report
KHALIA2
Thanks! Report
I definitively have to try some of those Report
KATHRYNGC
Biceps are Ok due to lifting little ones and pushing/loading adults in wheelchairs as a job. However, triceps? Apparently, I need to do some of the videos! Great selections! Report
I need this in my gym Report
Pinned it. Report
I need to do more of these Report
I need to do this! Report
DMEYER4
great article Report
ROBERTSON8000
1.) How to look pretty in a frock. 2.) How to carry the shopping better. Welcome to the 1950's.
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Am going to try these Report
Good information going to put these moves into my routine. Report
My killer arm workouts have been splitting and stacking wood lately! Whatever works I say. Report
I'm in my 70's... hope the exercises for 50's still work! Tired of having "bingo arms". Report
Show some stuff for guys to do , picking on women and looks all the time Report
WBERRY57
I also love Cassie from Blogilates arm workouts. Report
NANKATH
I need the carb counter from yesterday,now that I am where I can print it
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LADY_ELLIOTT
Thank you Report
KARIN_RAMSAY
You're going to need real weights to build some muscle. Those little weights are nice for a warm up but they won't do much for muscle building Report
I couldn't get the videos to open. Will try on another computer when I have more time. Report
Hmmm. We've had Bikini Body & now Tank Top arms. Good workout, but will there be one for guys looking better in their Speedo's? I miss the articles where Spark put the focus on health over appearance. Report
JKNEPFLENEWDB
awesome! Report
ALILDUCKLING
I am putting this list in my Spark favorites. My upper arms and shoulders get sore easily so I focus on exer5cises to help them gently get stronger. Looks is not my real issue, but a nice side benefit - health is my focus. Report
I love doing an upper body workout! It makes me feel strong and it's a great way to tone those triceps and biceps! I think that form is the most important rather then how fast you kick out has many reps as you can! I think the slower you go the more you feel it! Report
Great compilation, thanks! Report