Okay, let's start with a pop quiz. What do these fabulously fit celebs have in common?
|Sources: (Eva Longoria) (Jessica Biel Timberlake) (Demi Moore) (Jennifer Aniston)|
Guess what? Your arms are your most influential bodypart. I know, you thought it was... something else. But, face it: your arms are the part of your body seen most frequently n-a-k-e-d. That's right. And the best part of your arms - the part that makes you look fit and slim - that's your shoulders.
Let's have a round of applause for the shoulders. [Where's my clapping emoji?!]
While prepping for my wedding, I focused heavily on arm, back, and shoulder exercises. Recently, I decided to be Claire Underwood for Halloween, which means it's time to bulk my shoulders back up.
This is my go-to workout, whether I'm in the gym and have a lot of weights options or am just sitting at home on the couch staring at my 10 pound weights. Ideally, you will have 2 or 3 weights options, so that you can start heavy and shift down as you max out. But, if you only have one, just perform the first round with 10 reps, then 8 reps for your second round, and 6 for your third.
Get The Workout:
*Note: if you only have one set of weights, just perform the first round with 10 reps, then 8 reps for your second round, and 6 for your third.*
The Lateral Raise is one of the only exercises that isolates and works the middle of the shoulder muscle. Stand with your feet, shoulder width apart, and slowly raise the dumbells to the side until they are even with your head. Starting with heavy weights, you may need to bend your elbows in order to complete this.
A Week In Workouts
For those of you who are still curious about my personal fitness schedule, which I used to post, here's me getting back on the bandwagon to share that information with you. Early this week, I was a bit under the weather, so I treated myself to two sick/recovery days.
Friday: Light Cardio - 60 Minute Walk on the Treadmill
Saturday: Weights - 45 Minute Fully Body Weights
Sunday: Skip (Sick day)
Monday: Skip (Sick day)
Tuesday: Weights & Cardio - 60 Minute Full Body Weights, 30 Minute Self-Guided Spin
Wednesday: Cardio - 2 mile run to Flex City Fitness, 60 minute workout, 2 mile run back
Thursday: Weights - 60 Minute Full Body Weights