It’s completely normal to want more defined arms. It’s also completely normal to want to get there without doing any arm workouts or putting in a ton of effort at the gym.

At least, that’s me. I would like to have more toned arms, perhaps even show off some triceps and biceps, but what I don’t fancy at all is the intense workouts required to get there. I have, however, found a trick that helps with my fitness and requires (almost) no effort.

It does take consistent training, though this doesn’t have to happen at a gym or fitness class. You don’t even need to do arm workouts at home—at least, not in the traditional sense. You can go about your daily routine and still tone your upper arms.

Define your upper arms with this simple trick: wrist weights

In most cases fitness takes a lot of work, which is why I’m happy to hear about any tricks I can use to do something good for my body without having to make a big effort. I would like to have more defined upper arms, but I don’t really feel like suffering through hard training sessions. Which is how I came to a product that helps me work out without disrupting my daily routine: wrist weights.

If you think about it, it’s actually quite logical: All you have to do is wear weighted cuffs while going about your daily activities, and you’ll get an arm workout in as a side effect. You don’t have to restrict yourself in any way.

This is how I integrated cuff weights into my everyday life.

There are no precise instructions here, because I just wore wrist weights pretty much all the time—except at night, of course. I even wore them when I was just sitting at my desk; if you pay close attention, you’ll notice that you move your hands and arms quite a lot when typing on the keyboard.

The purpose of the weighted cuffs is to amplify every single movement of your arms, no matter how small, with the extra weight. So instead of heavy weight lifting at the gym, I simply am doing a smaller amount over a longer period of time.

And the good news is that you can buy different weights depending on your body. I started out quite motivated with one pound per cuff but realized quickly that this was a too much after I had sore muscles in my upper arms and shoulders every evening. I didn’t want the weight cuffs to restrict me—in fact, I didn’t want to even notice them—so eventually I settled on a half pound per wrist. If you want, you can always increase the weight a little over time.

Or workout your legs and butt instead of your triceps and biceps.

Of course, you can also simply place the weighted cuffs around your ankles to train your glutes and legs. It’s just important to know that visible results will take time, as the muscles in the buttocks, thighs, and calves are significantly larger than those in the arms and therefore take longer to train.

Wrist weights to buy

Healthy Model Life Adjustable Weights

Bala Bangles Wrist and Ankle Weights Adjustable Wrist and Ankle Weights

W8Fit Adjustable Wrist Weights

This post was originally published in Glamour Germany.

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