Workout Routines

The 10-minute HIIT workout to target arms

Add more muscle to your biceps and triceps with this quick routine.

Dumbbell Arm Curl
Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/MNPhotoStudios / Getty
Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/MNPhotoStudios / Getty
Duration 10
Exercises 10
Equipment Yes

Brief, high-intensity workouts are science’s latest answer to weight management: Those intense, blood-pumping minutes leave the muscles at an energy deficit for hours after you finish the workout, helping the body burn tons of calories. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use high-intensity interval training to achieve more specific training goals, such as targeting the muscles of the upper body—even in as little as 10 minutes.

“This workout incorporates exercises that isolate muscle groups in the upper body (e.g., biceps curls and triceps dips) as well as other exercises that incorporate several muscle groups in the upper body (like pushups) to get in as much arms work as possible in 10 minutes,” says Mark Beier, co-director of training at Shred415 in Chicago. The jump rope interludes pump up your heart rate for increased calorie burn, while giving your arms a bit of a rest.

Directions:

Perform each exercise in order for one minute each, without rest. Aim for a mix of intensity and quality, using weight you can safely control and performing reps as quickly as you can while maintaining good form.

For more HIIT workouts:

Check out 10 HIIT workouts you can do at home, eight amazing fat-burning intervals, and the 10-minute HIIT workout to target abs.

For a complete archive of our daily quick-hit routines, go to mensfitness.com/todaysworkout.

Today's Workout 10-minute HIIT workout to target arms

Exercise 1.

Pushup How to
Pushup  thumbnail
-- sets
60 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

Jump Rope You'll need: Jump Rope How to
Jump Rope thumbnail
-- sets
60 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Plank You'll need: No Equipment How to
Plank thumbnail
-- sets
60 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 4.

Jump Rope You'll need: Jump Rope How to
Jump Rope thumbnail
-- sets
60 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 5.

Weighted Triceps Dip You'll need: Dip Station How to
Weighted Triceps Dip thumbnail
-- sets
60 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 6.

Jump Rope You'll need: Jump Rope How to
Jump Rope thumbnail
-- sets
60 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 7.

Biceps Curl You'll need: Elastic Band How to
Biceps Curl  thumbnail
-- sets
60 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 8.

Jump Rope You'll need: Jump Rope How to
Jump Rope thumbnail
-- sets
60 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 9

Barbell Overhead Press You'll need: Barbell How to
Barbell Overhead Press thumbnail
-- sets
60 sec. reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 10.

Jump Rope You'll need: Jump Rope How to
Jump Rope thumbnail
-- sets
60 sec. reps
As needed rest
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