30 day arm challenge to get rid of batwings {with weights}

Are your arms too fat? Are you tired of having your arms jiggle or wave right back at you when waving at something? What if I told you that at the end of this 30 day arm challenge, you could reduce that stubborn arm fat? Yes, the exercises in this workout plan will teach you how to reduce arm fat and keep it forever.

Now, if you are familiar with any of my 30 day workouts, such as the 30 day ab challenge for beginners, 30 leg challenge, and the viral 30 day full-body workout routine for beginners, you will realize that you will never train the same muscle group 2 days in a row. Even better is that you will not have to do endless repetitions of pushups or tricep dips on any given day.

30 day arm workout challenge

How to tone arms in 30 days

A woman’s body takes about 4 to 6 weeks to get toned. With this 30-day arm challenge for beginners, you already have a consistent workout routine to follow and, all you will need to do is balance things with a high protein diet for weight loss.

So many of us very often use the term ”toning” when trying to achieve a certain look. However, we tend to shy away from lifting more than 2 pounds of weight during exercise, because of the misinformation that lifting heavier weights makes women look like men.  This is absolute hogwash because, as science has it, women do not have the same amount of testosterone as men, which is the hormone responsible for bulking up in men.

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When someone says they want to get toned, it simply means that they are trying to build muscle and burn fat, and the best way to get there is by lifting heavy and not a zillion yoga and Pilates sessions.

30 day arm challenge.

In addition to lifting, a protein-rich diet is also key to achieving a toned body because protein helps to suppress hunger and appetite. Another benefit of a high protein diet is that it will help you lose weight faster as protein is known to fire up metabolism, which, in turn, torches more calories. 

30 day clean eating meal plan

You should never skip meals, especially when starting for the first time on a weight loss challenge as this often leads to developing bad eating habits. Eat small, consistent meals- ideally, you should be eating at least three healthy meals a day, but if you want to snack in between main meals, you can do so. You can add healthy sweet snacks for weight loss, or even these delicious high protein snacks for weight loss. You could set up your clean eating meal plan to look like this: breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, mid-afternoon snack, and dinner.

Your diet should be balanced and include lean proteins, essential for muscle building. Your lean proteins should consist of lean chicken, turkey, tuna, salmon, and lean steak, lean ground beef, chickpeas, eggs, dried split peas, trout, lentils, and tofu. Carbs will not ruin your weight loss as long as they are complex. Carbs good for weight loss include quinoa, oatmeal, brown rice, whole-wheat pasta, sweet potatoes, black and kidney beans, 100% whole grain bread, and barley.

Sweet potatoes, beetroot, butternut, green beans, celery, lettuce, peas, aubergine, broccoli, spinach, cucumbers, and carrots; 

Apples, pears, lemons, granadilla, prunes, watermelon, papaya, peaches, blueberries, kiwi and figs, are some of the best weight loss vegetables and fruits that should be on your plate.

30 day arm challenge diet

Breakfast

1 ¾ cups cooked oatmeal

2 tsp honey

1 small apple

OR

Egg frittata

½ cup mushrooms, chopped

3 egg whites

1/cup spinach, chopped

1 tsp fresh coriander

2 tbsp. feta cheese

Oil for sautéing

Directions

Sauté mushrooms and spinach in a large ovenproof skillet, over high heat.

Beat together the egg whites and pour over the veggies.

Evenly distribute the ingredients in the dish and sprinkle feta cheese on top.

Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake at 350 ˚F until cooked thoroughly, 10-15 minutes.

Sprinkle with fresh coriander and serve.

Mid-morning snack
1 small apple and nut butter

Greek yogurt and blueberries

Lunch

½ cup brown rice

1 grilled chicken breast served with a light salad.

Afternoon snack

Cucumber tuna sandwich

OR

1 oz. or 1/3 cup beef jerky

OR smoothie

Dinner

Quinoa salad OR Tuna salad without mayo

Ultimate 30 day arm challenge

Great! Now that you have a rough idea of what your 30-day arm challenge diet should look like, it’s time to get down to the business of the day and get you those lean and toned arms.

How to do dumbbell overhead press

Day 1

Arm circles clockwise 15 secs

Arm circles anticlockwise 15 secs

10 triceps extension

10 dumbbell overhead press

10 bicep curls

10 triceps kickbacks

10 dumbbell front raise

10 hammer curls

10 side lateral raise

10 push ups

10 reverse fly

10 Single arm dumbbell preacher curl (10 each side)

10 triceps dips

Arm circles clockwise 15 secs

Day 2

Arm circles clockwise 30 secs

Arm circles anticlockwise 30 secs

6 triceps extension

6 dumbbell overhead press

6 bicep curls

6 triceps kickbacks

6 dumbbell front raise

6 hammer curls

6 side lateral raise

6 push ups

6 reverse fly

6 Single arm dumbbell preacher curl (6 each side)

6 triceps dips

How to Do a Triceps Extension with dumbbells

Day 3

80 jump rope

Day 4

REST

Day 5

Arm circles clockwise 30 secs

Arm circles anticlockwise 30 secs

8 triceps extension

8 bicep curls

8 triceps kickbacks

8 hammer curls

8 push-ups

8 single-arm dumbbell preacher curl (8 each side)

8 triceps dips

Arm circles clockwise 30 secs

Arm circles anticlockwise 30 secs

Day 6

80 jump rope

Day 7

REST

Day 8

Arm circles clockwise 30 secs

Arm circles anticlockwise 30 secs

12 triceps extension

12 dumbbell overhead press

12 bicep curls

12 triceps kickbacks

12 dumbbell front raise

12 hammer curls

12 side lateral raise

12 push ups

12 reverse fly

12 Single arm dumbbell preacher curl (12 each side)

12 triceps dips

Arm circles clockwise 30 secs

How to do bicep curls

Day 9

100 jump rope

Day 10

Arm circles clockwise 30 secs

Arm circles anticlockwise 30 secs

10 triceps extension

10 bicep curls

10 triceps kickbacks

10 hammer curls

10 push ups

10 single arm dumbbell preacher curl (10 each side)

10 triceps dips

Arm circles clockwise 30 secs

Arm circles anticlockwise 30 secs

Day 11

REST

Day 12

Arm circles clockwise 30 secs

Arm circles anticlockwise 30 secs

12 triceps extension

12 dumbbell overhead press

12 bicep curls

12 triceps kickbacks

12 dumbbell front raise

12 hammer curls

12 side lateral raise

12 push ups

12 reverse fly

12 Single arm dumbbell preacher curl (12 each side)

12 triceps dips

Arm circles clockwise 30 secs

How to do side lateral raise (1)

Day 13

Rest

Day 14

120 jump rope

Day 15

Arm circles clockwise 40 secs

Arm circles anticlockwise 40 secs

10×2 triceps extension

10×2 dumbbell overhead press

10×2 bicep curls

10×2 triceps kickbacks

10×2 dumbbell front raise

10×2 hammer curls

10×2 side lateral raise

10×2 push-ups

10×2 reverse fly

12 Single arm dumbbell preacher curl (12 each side)

10×2 triceps dips

Arm circles clockwise 40 secs

Day 16

Rest

Day 17

150 jump rope

Day 18

Arm circles clockwise 40 secs

Arm circles anticlockwise 40 secs

12 triceps extension

12 bicep curls

12 triceps kickbacks

12 hammer curls

12 push ups

12 single arm dumbbell preacher curl (12 each side)

12 triceps dips

Arm circles clockwise 40 secs

Arm circles anticlockwise 40 secs

How to do a dumbbell front raise

Day 19

Rest

Day 20

Rest

Day 21

Arm circles clockwise 30 secs

Arm circles anticlockwise 30 secs

12×3 triceps extension

12×3 dumbbell overhead press

12×3 bicep curls

12×3 triceps kickbacks

12×3 dumbbell front raise

12×3 hammer curls

12x3side lateral raise

12×3 push-ups

12×3 reverse fly

10×2 Single-arm dumbbell preacher curl (10×2 each side)

12×3 triceps dips

Arm circles clockwise 30 secs

How to do single arm dumbbell preacher curl (1)

Day 22

Rest

Day 23

Arm circles clockwise 40 secs

Arm circles anticlockwise 40 secs

10×2 triceps extension

10×2 bicep curls

10×2 triceps kickbacks

10×2 hammer curls

10×2 push-ups

10×2 single-arm dumbbell preacher curl (10×2 each side)

10×2 triceps dips

Arm circles clockwise 40 secs

Arm circles anticlockwise 40 secs

Day 24

150 jump rope

Day 25

Rest

Day 26

Arm circles clockwise 30 secs

Arm circles anticlockwise 30 secs

12×3 triceps extension

12×3 dumbbell overhead press

12×3 bicep curls

12×3 triceps kickbacks

12×3 dumbbell front raise

12×3 hammer curls

12x3side lateral raise

12×3 push-ups

12×3 reverse fly

10×2 Single-arm dumbbell preacher curl (10×2 each side)

12×3 triceps dips

Arm circles clockwise 30 secs

30 day arm challenge that burns fat

Day 27

200 jump rope

Day 28

Rest

Day 29

Arm circles clockwise 40 secs

Arm circles anticlockwise 40 secs

10×2 triceps extension

10×2 bicep curls

10×2 triceps kickbacks

10×2 hammer curls

10×2 push ups

10×2 single arm dumbbell preacher curl (10×2 each side)

10×2 triceps dips

Arm circles clockwise 40 secs

Arm circles anticlockwise 40 secs

Day 30

Arm circles clockwise 45 secs

Arm circles anticlockwise 45 secs

12×3 triceps extension

12×3 dumbbell overhead press

12×3 bicep curls

12×3 triceps kickbacks

12×3 dumbbell front raise

12×3 hammer curls

12x3side lateral raise

12×3 push-ups

12×3 reverse fly

12×3 Single-arm dumbbell preacher curl (10×3 each side)

12×3 triceps dips

Arm circles clockwise 30 secs

How to do the 30-day arm challenge for best results

How to do the 30-day arm challenge for best results

The arm circles at the start of each workout are a warm-up for your muscles. You can add extra time if you feel your muscles need more time to get pumped up. If you are already warmed up, you can skip this part.

The arm circles at the end of the session are part of your cool-down process. After that, you should loosen up your muscles with easy stretches. Stretching after each workout session helps reduce injury, improve flexibility and reduce muscle soreness.

It is hard to tell you what weight you should be using for this 30-day arm challenge. Some exercises like bicep curls and hammer curls may require heavier weights, while reverse fly might not. If you are a complete beginner and not sure what weights to use, you can start the workout with 3-5lb dumbbells and increase the weight as you get stronger, as long as you don’t compromise your form. 

The arm challenge exercises

How to do a triceps extension with dumbbells

Stand up straight, with a pair of dumbbells in each hand.

Bring your hands over your head, with your biceps by your temple.

Slowly lower the dumbbells behind your head, making sure your arms stay in the same position.

In a controlled motion, bring your arms back to the starting position, without moving your elbows.

How to do dumbbell overhead press

Start in a standing position with dumbbells in each hand.

Bring your arms up to your head with your palms facing forward and your elbows slightly lower than 90 degrees.

Slowly lift your arms overhead, making not to bring the too close together or far apart.

In a controlled motion, bring your arms back to the starting position. This will count as one rep.

How to do bicep curls

Stand up straight with a dumbbell in each hand.

Your palms should be facing forward while keeping your elbows close to your body and shoulders back.

In a controlled movement, curl the weights up to chest level, keeping your elbows close to your body.

Pause at the top for a few seconds then slowly lower the dumbbells to the starting position.

30-day dumbbell arm challenge

How to do triceps kickbacks

Holding dumbbells in each hand, stand with feet shoulder-width apart and knees bent.

Tilt forward from your hips, keeping your back flat.

Bend the elbows at your side at 90 degrees, and extend your arms straight back and bring them to starting position.

How to do a dumbbell front raise

Stand up straight with good posture.

The dumbbells should be by the side of the body.

Raise the dumbbells to shoulder level without locking your elbows and slowly lower to starting position.

How to do side lateral raise

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, holding a dumbbell in each hand and arms at the sides.

Slowly raise your arms out to the sides, to shoulder level. Bring your arms down to the starting position, and repeat.

How to do push-ups

Get on your hands and knees on the floor.

Keep your back straight –the line from your neck down to your lower back should be neutral. (Don’t look up or down).

Keep your abs and butt tight, your shoulder back and arms, shoulder-width apart.

Steadily lower yourself down until your chest is about an inch away from the floor.

Push yourself up to the starting position and repeat.

How to do triceps dips

Sit on the edge of a bench or chair, and place your hands on the bench and extend your legs out.

Bend at the elbows and slowly lower your body until your elbows are at a 90 degrees angle. Do not lock your elbows.

Push yourself up to the starting position using your triceps.

How to do single-arm dumbbell preacher curl

Sit on a chair or bench with a dumbbell in the right hand.

Rest your right elbow on the right inner thigh at a 90-degree angle.

Curl the dumbbell up to your chest in a slow controlled motion.

Using the same momentum, lower the dumbbell to the starting position and repeat.

Perform the same reps on the left side.

How to do a reverse fly

Stand up holding a dumbbell in each hand, feet shoulder-width apart, and knees slightly bent.

Keeping your back straight, tilt forward from your hips and raise your arms out to the side until they align with your back.

Bring your arms back down to the starting position and repeat.

How to do hammer curls

Holding a dumbbell in each hand, stand up, with your palms facing each other.

Bend your elbows as you curl the dumbbells towards your shoulders.

Contract your biceps at the top then slowly lower the weight to the starting position.

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