There can be many different definitions of sexy: some refer to it as curvy, while others spell the word as S-L-I-M. Speaking of fitness, however, that’s not the case. Ask some people on the street and everyone will agree when you say that flat abs, toned arms, and lean everything means fit.

This ultimate workout is divided into sets according to starting positions to give your body a more convenient way of shaping up. Without the use of any equipment, let these moves help you strengthen your upper body!

Set 1

This set consists of challenging exercises that target your core, arms, and shoulders and encourages strength, endurance, and flexibility. Do two sets, alternating the push-up and plank.

Chest Tap Push-up

You can almost always anticipate for push-ups when it comes to working the arms and abs out. Why not, push-ups are an excellent way to increase the functional strength of your entire body.

To do the chest tap push-up:

  • Go into full push-up position or kneel on the ground/on a mat with your hands a little wider than shoulder-distance apart. Put your knees behind your hips. Put your weight into your arms.
  • Keep your abs tight as you bend your knees (knee version only) and raise your shins towards the ceiling.
  • Press your chest forward, making sure the lower back doesn’t sag.
  • Lower yourself down the floor as you bend your elbows. Maintain a straight spine. Then quickly explode up in the air.
  • Tap your chest in the air and immediately put your hands back down to catch yourself and return to the starting position to complete a rep.
  • Do 10 reps.

Plank Knee Twist

The name says it all: it’s a plank with an extra twist! Planks require three things: proper form, strength, and endurance. It’s one of the best exercises for conditioning the core and toning the arms, glutes, and hamstrings.

To do the plank knee twist:

  • Get in a full plank position with your legs extended behind and feet apart a little wider than the hips.
  • Feel the tightness in your abs. Bend your right knee in towards the left elbow as you twist your hips.
  • Immediately return your right foot to the starting position. Repeat on the other side to complete a rep.
  • Do 10 reps.

Set 2

This set will provide the abdominal and back muscles maximum strength as you’ll have to hold your body in a certain position on its own or with little support. Do two sets, alternating the three exercises.

Single-leg Dip

Not only does the single-leg dip targets the arms and abdominal muscles but also builds balance and strength of the wrist, hip, knee, and ankle joints.

To do the single-leg dip:

  • Sit on a mat with knees bent, feet flat on the mat, and hands behind the hips and fingertips toward the front.
  • Start to raise your hips up and feel the tightness in your abs.
  • Raise your right leg and straighten it upwards.
  • Bend your elbows and gently lower your body until it’s just above the ground. Press yourself back up immediately to complete a rep.
  • Do 10 reps.

Bicycle crunch

Crunches are among the popular exercises for people trying to develop their abs. For starters, this exercise doesn’t require a bicycle. Bicycle crunches are a great way to strengthen your core and tone your thighs while also activating your arms.

To do the bicycle crunch:

  • Lie on your back with your hands behind the head.
  • Tuck your abs in and push back your upper back against the ground.
  • Raise your knees to your chest and your shoulders off the floor.
  • Start to rotate to the left while bringing the right elbow towards your left knee as if pedaling a bike, and do on the other side to complete a rep.
  • Do 10 reps.

Reclining Leg Circle

Adding the reclining leg circle to your workout is an effective way to strengthen your neck and shoulder muscles, harden your abs, and work your arm muscles. Be prepared — just because the name says reclining, it doesn’t mean that this exercise is not challenging.

To do the reclining leg circle:

  • Sit on a mat your knees bent with feet flat on the ground.
  • Lean back and bend your elbows at a 90-degree angle behind your body for support. Let your fingertips face the front.
  • With knees still bent, raise your feet off the ground until your legs are at 90 degrees.
  • Start to trace a circle clockwise with your feet. One circle completes a rep.
  • Do 10 reps clockwise and another 10 towards the other direction.

Set 3

This set mainly targets your obliques to give your abdominal muscles a full workout. They also put emphasis to the arms, toning your triceps, and strengthen the legs. Do two sets, alternating the side-lying triceps press and forearm side plank twist.

Side-lying Triceps Press

Training your triceps is essential if you want to have toned arms. The triceps press can be done while seated or lying flat on your back with the use of weights. However, we find it more convenient to use the weight of the body while battling against the pull of gravity for that extra challenge!

To do the side-lying triceps press:

  • Lie on your right with legs together and knees bent. Wrap your arms across your chest with the right palm grabbing your left shoulder and the left pressed down into the ground.
  • Feel the tightness in your abs as you press the ground with your left hand to raise your upper body up.
  • Bend your elbow to lower your body until your right shoulder barely touches the floor.
  • Press your body back up to complete a rep.
  • Do 10 reps. Repeat on the other side.

Forearm Side Plank Twist

An abs-and-arms workout is never complete without working your sides out. Another variation of plank, the forearm side plank targets your obliques while also strengthening your arms and legs.

To do the forearm side plank:

  • Do the side plank on your right with your right elbow bent into a 90-degree angle under your shoulder, so that your forearm is in contact with the floor and perpendicular to your body. Put your left arm behind your head.
  • Start to rotate your torso towards the ground to bring your left elbow towards your right hand. Make sure to keep your hips in the air.
  • Do 10 reps. Repeat on the other side.

Now that summer’s approaching, ask yourself: are you beach-ready? No offense meant, but have you ever thought of doing workouts to tone your arms and develop abs? If not, now’s the time to start with these amazing exercises that will let you hit two birds with one stone. Get started now!

The Best Arms And Abs Workout For A Fit Sexy Body