Plaidly In The Snow

Plaidly In The Snow

Healthy Meal Planning

Healthy Meal Planning

LULULEMON

LULULEMON

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With summer just around the corner tank tops are in, arm jiggle is out! The arms can be the most difficult place to lose fat for many and it’s so important to remember to focus on lifting and toning rather than just cardio. While cardio is still so very important, you wont get the results you want without strength training! Go grab your weights! I bought 8lb. weights, 5lb. weights, and a large medicine ball from Target for only $29!! If it’s as hard for to get to the gym some days as it is for me then go make this purchase.

3 sets, 15 reps each, rotating exercises.

Exercise One:

Plank with Shoulder lifts- I love this exercise because it targets all the muscles. You should feel the muscles contracting in the biceps, triceps, and core(obliques, back, shoulders.) You can use your heaviest weight for this.

Advanced option- If you want to bring this to the next level after lifting on both sides go down to a push up.

Equipment: 10-15lb dumbbells, ( I wouldnt go heavier than 15 lbs. but do what works for you!)

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Exercise Two:

Bicep curls and press- Hold two dumbbells at your side and perform a traditional curl. Once the dumbbells reach chest height continue to press upwards overhead while rotating your palms away from your body. Hold overhead for one second, slowly return to the bottom, and repeat.

Equipment: 10-15 lb weights

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 Exercise Three:

Shoulder raises-Hold a 5 lb. dumbell in each hand, arms at side, palms in. Abs contracted and shoulder blades down. Raise arms up to side, until the elbows align with shoulders, elbows slightly bent. Lower arms to starting position and repeat.

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Youre one step closer to being swimsuit ready!!

- Chelle & SaraJane

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