Eve's Health & Fitness

DOB: October 27 CURRENT RESIDENCE: North Eastern Oklahoma OCCUPATION: Certified Group Fitness Instructor HEIGHT:5'1"; WEIGHT:105 lbs.; BF%:14.3% bodyfat FAVORITE BODY PARTS TO TRAIN: Back, abs FAVORITE CHEAT MEAL: Mexican and any dark chocolate CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Featured as a fitness role model in Chad Tackett's Global-Health & Fitness website: http://www.global-fitness.com/ DESCRIBE MYSELF: Competitive, energetic, persistent, focused, consistent, and driven.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tighten Flabby Upper Arms

Five Exercises to Firm Up Triceps Muscles

Here are five exercises that will target the triceps as well as your shoulders to give you a sleek, slim profile in those sleeveless shirts. As a bonus, when you develop strong, sexy shoulders, your waist and hips will appear to shrink in proportion. Do 2 sets of 12 to 15 reps of each exercise 2 or 3 days a week (allowing a day of rest in between workouts) and don't be surprised if people start asking you if you've lost weight!

Simultaneous Arm Lift
Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent. Grasp ends of dumbbell, holding it in front of thighs.
Keeping shoulders back and down, lift dumbbell straight out in front of you to shoulder height. Hold for a second, then slowly lower.

Lateral Raise with a Twist
Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent. Holding dumbbell in each hand, let arms hang by sides with palms facing in and shoulders back and down. Lift arms straight out from sides until dumbbells are at shoulder height. Slowly rotate arms so palms face up, then roll them back and lower.

Chair Dip
Sit on edge of a sturdy chair with hands grasping seat on either side of butt and feet flat on floor. Slide butt off chair seat and walk feet forward slightly, so knees are directly over ankles, forming 90-degree angles with legs. Keeping shoulders down, slowly bend elbows back, lowering butt toward floor until upper arms are nearly parallel to floor. Hold for 1 second, then press back up.

Triceps Push-Up
Starting on hands and knees, walk hands forward and extend hips until body forms a straight line from head to knees. Bending elbows back so they stay close to sides, slowly lower chest toward floor as far as you can comfortably go. Hold for a second, then press back up.

Overhead Extension
Grasp ends of dumbbell with both hands and sit on edge of chair. Keep abs tight, so you don't arch back. Lift weight over head, keeping elbows close to ears. Bending elbows, slowly lower weight behind head until it almost touches back. Hold for a second, then lift weight back up.

Enjoy your way to firm arms and lose that bat wing look!

Cheers,

Eve :-)


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