The Tank Top Weather Arms You Want – In 10 Minutes!

Main Image Spring is just 8 days away!  When did that happen?

Probably around the time you realized Christmas and New Year’s were over… the months just fly by, don’t they?

With brighter and fresher days ahead, and all of that notorious outdoors spring cleaning we get ourselves into, the idea of toned arms become more and more appealing to us.

Free weights are a great way to achieve firm, defined muscles in a short amount of time.  Up your protein intake and apply my favorite moves using heavier dumbbells.  Note:  My example pictures are for pregnant women or beginners/novices to follow.  The moves have been modified (one seated) and with lighter weights to ensure safety.  Tweak as you please if you’re postpartum!

Ready to pump some iron with me?  Let’s go!

Bicep curl

I apologize ahead of time for the off centering of these photos.  I’m not the best at working without a good tripod and on my own!  I had the giggles.

This is a relaxed bicep curl, seated.

  • Palms outward, contract your biceps as you breathe out.
  • Do 3 sets of 10 reps.

TricepsKickback
For the triceps kickback, I definitely look like I’m going to either fall forwards or backwards!  Could be the baby in front, could be the tripod.  At any rate, this is an excellent flab toner for the backs of your arms.  It’s very popular and most women are familiar with it.

  • Bend your knees slightly and carefully lean forward.
  • Keeping your elbows to your sides, extend your arms behind you.
  • Hint – if it aches or burns, you’re doing it right.  This is a killer.
  • Do 3 sets of 10 reps.

Lateral Raise
Front and side lateral raises!  Best for deltoids and shoulder strength, which you’re going to need carrying an infant/stroller/car-seat around.

  • Lift your dumbbells from down in front of your body to about shoulder height.  Lower as you breathe in.  Remember to keep a straight spine.
  • Do 2 sets of 10 reps.

overheadpress

Overhead presses hit your biceps and triceps – a winning combo!

  • Position your dumbbells evenly to each side of your shoulders.
  • Extend the dumbbells until nearly touching overhead, then lower back down to sides of shoulders.
  • Do 3 sets of 10 reps.

Remember to drink plenty of water, stretch before and after, and always stop if you need rest.  Blessings on all you mommas out there!

Love in Christ,Katie

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