Sign up for the TODAY newsletter

You have successfully subscribed to the TODAY newsletter.

Subscribe now and get trending stories, celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.

The 1 exercise to tone your arms

by Anna Victoria / / Source: TODAY

Get the latest from TODAY

Sign up for our newsletter

Everyone wants Michelle Obama's arms, but they won't just magically appear on your body. You have to put in the work! And if you're already fit, your body can get used to doing typical arm exercises like pull-ups and dips.

What you need is a new challenge: Meet the push-up and arm lift combo. This exercise will work your arms, shoulders and core. You can do it anywhere, no weights or machines required.

Get the latest from TODAY

Sign up for our newsletter

RELATED: Burn calories fast with these 3 workouts

Here's how to do it:

As you come up from the push-up, lift your left arm and engage your core throughout. Lower your arm and repeat the push-up, but then lift your right arm. Continue this movement, switching arm lifts with every push-up. Your body will need to support your weight for a brief second, which will require your core to stay tight and strong.

RELATED: 6 Joy Fit members who have lost over 100 pounds

This is a great exercise to add to a cardio workout routine, or work into a strength-training circuit. See how many repetitions you can do in a minute and keep challenging yourself to beat your old record.

For more fitness and health advice, sign up for our One Small Thing newsletter.

Get the latest from TODAY

Sign up for our newsletter
MORE FROM today

Have feedback?

How likely are you to recommend today.com to a friend or colleague?

0 = Very unlikely
10 = Very likely
Please select answer

Is your feedback about:

Please select answer

Leave your email if you’d like us to respond. (Optional)

Please enter a valid email address

Thank you!

Your feedback has been sent out. Please enjoy more of our content.

We appreciate your help making today.com a better place.