I want to start my post off saying thanks for bearing with me yesterday as my mood went from elated to deflated. I’m in a much much better mood today. Life gave me lemons and I chose to squash those lemons instead of making lemonade with them (which I would normally always do). Although my ordeal wasn’t that big of a deal, I was really bummed out by it and just needed to let myself feel the emotions that I was feeling and vent a little. We all know venting does make us feel a tiny bit better! I’m not usually a bitter glass half empty type of person so it feels good to be back to my old happy self again today! : )
On the agenda for today is work, work and more work. I did hit the gym this morning and plan on doing at least 30 minutes of yoga after work today to keep myself busy and limber!
Workout of the Week- Arms
The above pic is the only pic I have of me working out! I need to take some more for the workout of the week posts, but until I actually remember to take more, you will have to suffer with this pic week after week! : )
We all want to have nicely toned arms we can show off in tank tops or at least feel confident wearing a tank top, right? By incorporating strength into your gym routine, you can have toned arms in just over a month. Before I got married I spent a lot of time strength training my arms. I wanted them to look really fit and toned in my wedding gown. I’m not a fan of huge muscles (think body builders), and wanted a lean muscle look. I did a variation of the following exercises to get the look I wanted. This workout is perfect if you are looking to tone up the entire arm and you can do this routine anywhere from 1-3 times a week.
Here is my plan to attack the arm muscles and leave you with a sculpted appearance!
Jamie Eason has very toned arms and I bet she works hard for them!
Circuit #1- Triceps
- Triceps Pull Down on Cables
- Triceps Over Head Pull on Cables
- Kickbacks or French Press
Circuit #2- Biceps
- Bicep Curls
- Hammer Curls
- Concentrated Bicep Curls
Circuit #3- Shoulders
- Shoulder Press
- Lateral and Frontal Raise Move
- Rear Delt
Repeat each exercise three times making sure to take your time during each movement. Also, pick a weight when your exhausted after the last rep and try and stick with right around 10 reps for each exercise. You can do each exercise three times before moving onto another exercise, or go through each circuit 3 times before moving on to the next muscle group. You can also do these exercises from home if you swap the cable moves for band moves over a door.
*Remember to always check with a doctor before starting a new exercise program or trying something new and use light weights until you are comfortable with the exercises.*
- What is your favorite part of the arm to work?
- How do you maintain toned arms?
- What’s on your agenda for today?