The standing V raise is one of the best arm workouts for women. This exercise works out the muscles in the upper arms, chest and back. Dumbbells are needed for this arm exercise.
To perform the standing V exercise, the body should be in a standing position, with the feet shoulder-width apart. The arms should be at the side with the palms turned inward. Raise the dumbbells diagonally so the arms are in the shape of a V. This exercise should be done in increments of 12 to 15 repetitions, between four and six times a week, for best results, according to Women's Health Magazine