6-move arms and abs workout to strengthen and tone

6-moves, 20 minutes, and a set of 5-to-15-pound dumbbells is all you need to move through this arms and abs strength training and toning workout.

6-move arms and abs workout to strengthen and tone |6-moves, 20 minutes, and a set of 5-15 pound dumbbells is all you need to move through this arms and abs strength training and toning workout. | www.nourishmovelove.com

Ladies, can you believe swimsuit season is just around the corner?! Quite literally for me as I’m jetting off to sunny Orlando Florida with the in-laws this weekend {yay}!

If swimsuit season is sneaking up on you, have no fear your arms and abs makeover is here.

These six moves are designed to strengthen, tighten, and tone the two areas you’ll want to show off when you hit the beach. And as an added bonus, your building up your core muscles, giving you better balance, for all that stand-up paddleboarding you’re going to do this summer.

Take 20 minutes, grab a pair of 5-to-15-pound dumbbells and power through this abs and arms strength training and toning upper body blast. 

{music: demi lovato confident, get more songs rocking my workout playlist here}

the workout: 6-move arms and abs workout to strengthen and tone

complete 12 repetitions per exercise, on each side of the body as needed. then repeat the entire workout x 3 sets. all you need is a medium set of dumbbells {5-to-15-pounds} and a yoga mat or comfortable surface to move on so you can do this routine anywhere, anytime.

  1. Walking Push Ups
  2. Seated Boat + Twisting Shoulder Press
  3. Planking Renegade Row + Tricep Kick
  4. Standing Oblique Crunch + Bicep Curl
  5. Planking Back Fly
  6. Seated Boat + Single Arm Punches

see video above for complete workout and proper exercise form.

walking push ups

6-move arms and abs workout to strengthen and tone |6-moves, 20 minutes, and a set of 5-15 pound dumbbells is all you need to move through this arms and abs strength training and toning workout. | www.nourishmovelove.com

modify: drop to one or both knees to perform the walking push up. You can also lose the weights and use just your bodyweight. 

make it harder: stack your feet close together and stay on your toes for all push ups. 

seated boat + twisting shoulder press

6-move arms and abs workout to strengthen and tone |6-moves, 20 minutes, and a set of 5-15 pound dumbbells is all you need to move through this arms and abs strength training and toning workout. | www.nourishmovelove.com

modify: keep your feet on the ground. you also have the option to do this exercise without weights. 

make it harder: lift your feet off the ground to a balanced, boat-pose. hold this pose with your feet off the ground as you perform all reps of the twisting shoulder press. 

planking renegade row + tricep kick

6-move arms and abs workout to strengthen and tone |6-moves, 20 minutes, and a set of 5-15 pound dumbbells is all you need to move through this arms and abs strength training and toning workout. | www.nourishmovelove.com

modify: drop to one or both knees in the plank position. 

make it harder: stack your feet close together to make holding a stable plank more challenging. 

standing oblique crunch + bicep curl

6-move arms and abs workout to strengthen and tone |6-moves, 20 minutes, and a set of 5-15 pound dumbbells is all you need to move through this arms and abs strength training and toning workout. | www.nourishmovelove.com

modify: use one of your dumbbells to perform this exercise. 

make it harder: stack your dumbbells to increase the weight, making this exercise more challenging. 

planking back fly

6-move arms and abs workout to strengthen and tone |6-moves, 20 minutes, and a set of 5-15 pound dumbbells is all you need to move through this arms and abs strength training and toning workout. | www.nourishmovelove.com

modify: drop to one or both knees in the plank position. 

make it harder: stack your feet close together to make holding a stable plank and rotating plank more challenging. 

seated boat + single arm punches

6-move arms and abs workout to strengthen and tone |6-moves, 20 minutes, and a set of 5-15 pound dumbbells is all you need to move through this arms and abs strength training and toning workout. | www.nourishmovelove.com

modify: keep your feet on the ground. you also have the option to do this exercise without weights. 

make it harder: lift your feet off the ground to a balanced, boat-pose. hold this pose with your feet off the ground as you perform all reps of the twisting single arm punches. 

the outfit: inwood designs 

i love supporting local, and this minnesota-based company has some adorable workout gear. i’m pictured here sporting the vintage floral leggings and headband. i posted an instagram picture in this gear last week and got so many comments on how cute my outfit was; so i owe Heidi over at Inwood Designs a big thank you for helping me workout in style!

Note: personally I think the leggings run a little big, so I would order down a size. I’m wearing a size medium here, but I think I would have been better suited with a size small. 

Oh and did I mention I’m doing an inwood designs headband giveaway on my instagram!

6-move arms and abs workout to strengthen and tone |6-moves, 20 minutes, and a set of 5-15 pound dumbbells is all you need to move through this arms and abs strength training and toning workout. | www.nourishmovelove.com

this workout is sponsored by Inwood Designs who provided the vintage floral leggings and headband for these photos and video.

Tell me, do you love these leggings? What are your favorite workout leggings? I want to know, comment below!

6-move arms and abs workout to strengthen and tone

complete 12 repetitions per exercise, on each side of the body as needed. then repeat the entire workout x 3 sets. 

  1. Walking Push Ups
  2. Seated Boat + Twisting Shoulder Press
  3. Planking Renegade Row + Tricep Kick
  4. Standing Oblique Crunch + Bicep Curl
  5. Planking Back Fly
  6. Seated Boat + Single Arm Punches

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6-move arms and abs workout to strengthen and tone |6-moves, 20 minutes, and a set of 5-15 pound dumbbells is all you need to move through this arms and abs strength training and toning workout. | www.nourishmovelove.com

4 comments
    • Sam! Yes, it’s a good one for shaping up for summer! And 20-30 minute workouts are my jam, no excuses not to sneak them in. xo-Lindsey

  1. Those are THE CUTEST leggings! Love them. I have a pair of lululemon leggings (black) that are my favorite! I also love these moves too. Can’t wait to incorporate some into my class workouts!

    • Thanks Jen! I love them too! Yes, you can never go wrong with lululemon leggings, they’re amazing! I pretty much live in leggings (like I’m sure you do) between teaching classes :)! xo-Lindsey