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Workout of the Week- Upper Body Summer Arms Circuit

11 May

There is nothing better than sporting short sleeve and tank tops in summer and having the confidence to do it.  Jiggle free arms and a strong upper body are something few lucky women are blessed with.  For the rest of us, that means we need to work hard training our upper bodies to achieve that nice toned and sleek look. 

By doing this circuit twice a week, you’ll rocking those tank tops in no time!

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Upper Body Summer Arms Circuit

5 minute warm up of your choice

Circuit #1  (4 Sets of 10 Reps)

  • Triceps Pull Down on Cables
  • Triceps Overhead Pull Down on Cables

1 Minute Straight Arm Plank

Circuit #2 (2 Sets of 15 Reps)

  • Incline Chest Press
  • Incline Chest Fly

Repeat the chest exercises twice before finishing up the circuit.

  • French Press (repeat twice)

1 Minute Straight Arm Plank

Circuit #3 (4 Sets of 8 Reps)

  • Bicep Curls

Repeat four times before moving on to the following two bicep exercises

  • Hammer Curls
  • Cables Curls

1 Minute Straight Arm Plank 

Circuit #4 (2 Sets of 12-15 Reps and 50 Reps)

  • Shoulder Press
  • Lateral Raise
  • Incline Bench Arm Raises
  • Rear Deltoid Fly
  • Ceiling Punches (x50 per arm, use a light weight)

1 Minute Straight Arm Plank

*Remember to pick weights so that by the end of the set, you can really feel the burn, your muscles should be fatigued!  Otherwise you are working hard for nothing!  Women wont bulk up by using heavy weight, so don’t be afraid to use them!

*Remember to consult with your doctor before trying out a new exercise program.*

This circuit should be done twice a week on nonconsecutive days and will take you about 35 minutes to complete.

Smile

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Before we know it, we’ll all be confidently sporting sleeveless dresses and shirts just like Jessica Biel!  Even the stars need to workout hard too, they’re not all genetically blessed!  Smile

 

Questions: 

  • What is your favorite upper body exercise?
  • Do you use heavy weights in the gym?
  • Are you a fan of sleeveless shirts and dresses?

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