How to sculpt and tone your arms

Four celebrity trainers spill their secrets

Who Contributing Editor / November 24 2016

Want lean limbs in time for summer? Follow these words of wisdom from four celebrity personal trainers who have shaped and sculpted the likes of Heidi Klum and Jessica Biel.



“Everyone I train ends up doing push-ups at some point because they are so beneficial,” says Jessica Biel’s trainer, Jason Walsh. “They help you get incredible arms.” Drop and give me 10!



Try shadowboxing with gloves and using light weights of 1.5 to 2kg. “This integrates cardio, but also uses the entire arm and all the muscles, so you get lean all over,” says David Kirsch, trainer to Kate Upton and Heidi Klum.


Add weights

If you want to get seriously strong arms, Cameron Diaz’s trainer, Teddy Bass, advises mixing up exercises and varying the amounts of weights you use –that’s what he does with Diaz. “If you normally do 15 to 20 reps, try adding more weight and do 10,” says Bass.


Skip your biceps

Halle Berry’s trainer, Harley Pasternak, stresses the importance of focusing on the triceps, not the biceps. “When the biceps become too strong, it brings the shoulders forward and makes for a gorilla-like posture,” he warns. “Another mistake women make is using weights that are too light. You won’t get big muscles with big weights.”

Want more summer body exercises? Check out our tips for toning your trouble spots.

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Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.