My New Favorite Arm Workout!!

I wanted to share this awesome arm workout I just found and started! So far I’m loving it and really recommend it!

Its from Chrissa Physical Kitchness. If you haven’t checked out her blog than you need to NOW! There is a killer Pomegranate Brussels Sprouts Salad with Paleo Poppyseed Dressing recipe that I cannot wait to try!

 

For this workout I like to use 15lbs dumbbells and do 25 reps for each workout then do one or two more sets! The beauty of weights is that you can use heavy weights or heck cans out of your pantry! If you are a beginner start with maybe 8-10 reps and lighter weights. ALL images are ©Physical Kitchness

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Favorite Arm Workouts {from Pinterest}

Happy Good Morning friends! Who’s ready for a workout?! If you’re like me and like to scroll through Pinterests fitness boards, then you know there are a TON of workouts for every fitness level and every fitness interest!

Here are a few of my favorite arm workouts! I always seem to go back to these or try to pin over and over 🙂

Always remember:

  • Push your body, but know your boundaries make sure all workouts are being done safely.
  • Increase or decrease the weight based on you fitness level
  • Increase or decrease reps to fit your fitness level

This workout is my absolute favorite arm workout, its super quick but you will feel the BURN! Pop in some earbuds and play your favorite mix and you’re good to go!

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This is a great video workout!

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Click here for the awesome video workout!

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Love this one during commercial breaks 🙂

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This is a great workout if you have a little bit more time to devote!

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One of my favorite things about arm workouts is that you can do them any where at any time {unless we’re talking power lifting…but thats an entirely different thing!!} Seriously though, you can get a good workout in during your favorite tv show. Happy workout!

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Glute Activation Workout {with resistance bands}

Happy Good Morning! Who’s ready for some workout gear talk? Victorem mini loop resistance bands are my most recent obsession!
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These small but mighty little bad girls have a ton of different uses but one thing that I love to use them for is glute activation {basically warming up those butt muscles so you get the best workout and get that booty pop we all want!}
Quick Glute Activation Workout:
Place mini resistance band around your calves or right above your knees. I like to use the medium or heavy. Lets be real this workout BURNS and you don’t have to use resistance if you don’t want to.
25 Donkey Kicks {per leg}
  • Start on hands and knees
  • Flex right foot and press it up towards the ceiling or sky.
  • Squeeze Glutes
  • Lower the knee without touching the floor and repeat the lift.
  • Once you’ve completed the reps on the right leg, switch legs.

25 Fire Hydrants {per leg}

  • Start on hands and knees
  • Raise your right thigh out to the side, keeping the hips still.
  • Squeeze Glutes
  • Lower your thigh with out touching the floor and repeat the lift.
  • Once you’ve completed the reps on the right leg, switch legs.

25 Leg Extension {per leg}

  • Start on hands and knees
  • Flex right foot and press out straight behind you at hip level.
  • Pulse leg towards the ceiling or sky
  • Squeeze Glutes
  • Lower the knee without touching the floor and repeat the lift.
  • Once you’ve completed the reps on the right leg, switch legs.

You should will be BURNING by the end of this workout. I SWEAR I see after only a week!

In my opinion this is a great workout on its own, it doesn’t have to be a pre workout. You could easily to 2-3 more sets and a have ridiculous amount of muscle burn…you know that hurts so good burn…my fave!

I love doing these workouts in the morning, it gives a wonderful boost to the start of the day!

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10 Day Ab Challenge {with printable}

Happy Good Morning! Who’s ready for a Ab challenge?
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DOWNLOAD 10 Day Ab Challenge

Wanna do more than 10 days? Just increase moves by 5 reps until you reach your desired challenge!

How to do the moves:
Reverse Crunches
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  1. Lie flat on your back with legs extended and palms on the floor beside you.
  2. Keep feet together drawing knees towards chest until cabs are parallel to the floor.
  3. Curl hips up off the floor and bring knees to the chest. Continue until knees touch the chest.
  4. Hold for one count and return to the starting position.
  5. Repeat.
Russian Twists
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  1. Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat.
  2. Hold dumbbell or press hands together at your chest.
  3. Live your shoulders off the floor as if doing a crunch while also raising your heels off the ground.
  4. While holding this position, tighten abs and rotate to the left hold then rotate to the right (this is one rep) return to start.
  5. Hold. Repeat.
Heel Touches
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  1. Lie on your back with the knees bent and feet flat. Place feet a little wider than shoulder width apart.
  2. Extend arms to sides of body, palms facing in.
  3. Crunch torso towards the right until you can touch your right heel with your right hand. Exhale, hold for one count. Return to start and repeat on the left side.
  4. Repeat.
Plank
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  1. Life face down and support upper body with your forearms. Bend elbows to a 90° angle.
  2. Extend legs behind you resting your toes on the floor.
  3. Keep your body straight and tighten your abs and obliques.
  4. Hold.
Bicycle Crunches
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  1. Lie flat on the floor with knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
  2. Fingers laced behind your head and curl up your torso bringing your shoulders off the floor.
  3. With bent knees lift feet off the floor until they are parallel with the floor.
  4. Alternate legs in a peddling motion like riding a bicycle, bringing elbow to opposite knee by crunching to the side.
  5. After each crunch return to the starting position and alternate without pausing.

*All images courtesy of WorkoutLabs AWESOME Exercise Cards {this is an awesome company and owner! Please head over and give them some love!}

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Women’s Best Bday sale has ended

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Hey friends I just wanted to let you know that the Birthday Celebration at Women’s Best has now ended! I hope everyone who wanted to was able to take advantage of the same and got some great stuff!! If you didn’t they always have great and often sales! Also, keep an eye out for my Women’s Best Haul next weekend {or once everything has arrived}

I stocked up on a bunch of powders, snacks and blender cups! I cannot wait to share and see some awesome results!

Alrighty now I’m off to the gym with my hubby! Have Thursday, may your workouts kick your butt so you crush your goals!

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Happy Birthday Women’s Best!!

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Early Morning + Summer Workout

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These hot summer days can make it extremely difficult to get a workout in, especially if you workout at home and not a gym! Heat is so exhausting and can stop you in your tracks even if you have the best intentions.

If you have been plagued with the “too damn hot” summer woes then her are a few tips that might help!

EARLY morning!
If you are not a morning person then I know you just cringed! I used to HATE getting up early. I used to tell people I’d “NEVER” be a morning person! I used to dread morning workouts. Then one day my husband and I decided that we needed some more time together. With all the kids activities and our busy schedule we were in desperate need of us time! I mean time to talk not fall asleep on the coach (I know you know what I mean). We decided to start getting up at 5:45 to do a morning 2 mile walk. We loved it from day one and surprisingly within a few days I was a morning person. We now get up at 5am six days a week and have zero regrets! The first Saturday we got up at 5 was amazing! By 9am we had done a 5k, did outdoor painting, did our weekly shopping trip, went to Starbucks and cleaned the pool!

Not sold on early? No worries the workout below is the perfect “wake up” workout! You can do it anywhere (so if you travel it’s great) and you can do it according to your schedule!

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Want to be extra challenged?
Complete the workout 3-6x
Do the workout as fast as you can with short breaks between each set.

You can also write down how fast you do each set and try to beat your time each day!

It’s summer so be sure you STAY HYDRATED! I recommend this Hydro Flask! It’s amazing and keeps water icy cold all day long even in the hot sun.

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