Feminine yet sculpted arms are so essential for me during the summertime. I’m always in something sleeveless, strapless or when I’m feeling more free-spirited, I might throw on a tube top. My arms are naturally thin but that doesn’t mean they’re naturally toned. I include exercises in my routine that are sure to keep my arms from wiggling when I hit my “nae nae” at the reception.
This week’s challenge included burpees and walk-outs which both help with upper body strength. In addition to those exercises, I do dips, big arm circles, bicep curls, shoulder presses, tricep press downs and inclined push-ups. I’m working on my chest definition but my results have been scarce because, well…there’s not much there to begin with. Lol. The bench press is a fairly new component to my routine as I formerly used the seated chest press machine. I’ve found the dumbbell chest press to be the more effective exercise. I can actually feel the muscles working and it puts less of a strain on my joints than the seated chest press. Here’s the rep/weight breakdown:
Big arm circles 3 x 100
Shoulder press 3 x 10 – 15 lbs
Triceps press down 3 x 10 – 70 lbs
Inclined push-ups 3 x 10
Dips 3 x 10
10 lbs Bicep curls 3 x 10
Dumbbell chest press 3 x 10 – 12 lbs
By the way, I got quite a few compliments on my arms at the wedding. I was definitely feelin’ maself! Check some more wedding pics below!