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The Simple, Weight-Free Way To Build Strong Arms (And Empower Yourself)

Krysten Peck
mbg Contributor
By Krysten Peck
mbg Contributor
Krysten Peck is a freelance writer specializing in arts, wellness, brands, and visual storytelling. She received a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College.
Photo by Miachel Breton
May 1, 2018

Here at mbg, we believe in Mindful Movement. In our video series, we’ll break down various moves designed to help you take care of your physical body and connect you to your emotional and spiritual self. Today's video: how to strengthen your arms and empower yourself with nothing more than a dish towel.

Working out your arms never seems to offer much simplicity or variety these days. Whether with dumbbells or on a machine at the gym, building arm strength usually requires additional equipment, but what if you could use objects lying around your house?

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As it turns out, dish towels make a great workout tool for strengthening your triceps. This technique uses a gentle—but just as effective—approach to modify the classic triceps pull, without needing to sacrifice form or invite potential injury as you might with weights.

be.come project founder and NYC-based yoga instructor Bethany C. Meyers demonstrates in the video below a modified triceps pull that’ll help you build strong arms and a sense of self-empowerment.

How about nailing warrior pose and finding your balance at the same time? We've got just the video for you.

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Krysten Peck
Krysten Peck
mbg Contributor

Krysten Peck is a freelance writer specializing in arts, wellness, brands, and visual storytelling. She received a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College, and has done editorial and social media work at AOL, MTV News, and BuzzFeed. A city dweller with island roots, she's hooked on all-things ginger and likes to play in the kitchen. When she does exercise, she's usually chooses high-intensity activities like dancing, HIIT, and spinning.