This’s the season for sleeveless shirts. If this has made you cringe, know that you still have time to get your arms in shape. Many of us struggle with flabby arms because it’s an area of the body that loses elasticity and holds weight. Just because it’s a little harder to get toned arms doesn’t mean you have to throw in the towel!

Let’s look at five simple exercises that can make your arms look absolutely fabulous. Don’t let flabby arms keep you from having a great time this summer! Read on to learn more.

  1. Lift your arms and legs


An article from Health states that this exercise is not only great for your arms, but also for your legs and back. To do this exercise, simply get on all fours and extend your right arm and left leg simultaneously. Hold this position for five seconds, making sure to keep your limbs strong and your back straight. Alternate between the opposite arm and leg.

2/ Half-moon rotation


The half-moon rotation exercise focuses on the shoulders, biceps and triceps to help you achieve lean arms. According to Fitness Magazine, to perform this exercise, stand with your feet slightly apart and your arms straight. Rotate your thumbs until they are facing up, then back to the front. Try to do 30 reps with your arms straight.

3/ Lifting the plank to the side


Health says this move is good for your back and shoulders. The result will be beautifully sculpted arms. To do this, start in a side plank position with your legs stacked and your knees slightly bent. Use your elbow for support as you lift your body off the ground and reach forward with your arm. For beginners, you can start without weights until you are comfortable including a dumbbell.

4/ Overhead triceps lift


Work your arms with this exercise described by Prevention. Stand with your legs slightly apart, with a dumbbell in one hand and your other hand holding the base of the opposite arm. Bend your arm behind your head, then extend it upward. Be sure to keep your arm stable and your muscles engaged. Add weight as you gain strength.

5/ Push-ups with a ball


Health says this exercise is good for those looking to strengthen the upper body. To do it, get into a plank position. Place one hand on the floor and the other on the ball as you lower yourself to do uneven push-ups. Alternate hands on the ball for at least 5 times per side. You can use a medicine ball, another sports ball or even a stack of books. The trick is simply to make the push-up an uneven muscle balance to really work the arms.