Shape Up: A Call to Arms

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All right ladies, this is a call to arms. As in toned, lean, strong arms! I asked my trainer, Jarett Del Bene to share a few of his favorite exercises for great, red carpet worthy arms. Here are few of his top recommended exercises for lovely, trim arms:

Close Grip Push Ups
In push up position, keep your hands close together and your elbows tight to your sides as your do push ups to target the triceps while also working your chest and shoulders… Do as many as you can.

Front Raise with Triceps Extension
Sit upright, weights hanging by your sides with palms facing in. Keep your arms straight and raise the weights above your head until your arms are extended. Then, bend your elbows and drop the weights behind your head–keeping your elbows tight by your ears. This works your shoulders and triceps. Do 15 reps.

Hammer Curls
Stand or sit with palms facing in. Curl weight until your arm makes a 90-degree angle and hold it there for 5 seconds, lower then repeat. This works your biceps. Do 15 reps.

If you do these moves 3 times a week, you will see results in no time!

Do you like these fitness blogs? Leave me your Shape Up questions in the comments below!

XO Lauren

Photo: Vogue Italia

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Categories: Get Fit, Grow, Shape Up
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  • Catherine Tyndall

    Hi Lauren what are you going to do to start getting in shape and toned for the summer? I have no idea what to do!

  • Melissa Panici

    Thank you for the tips on toning the arms! I LOVE the fitness blogs Lauren. Keep them coming:) What is the best exercise to tone the backs of your legs and your bottom? Thanks!

  • Patricia OSullivan

    I LOVE your fitness posts. Your fitness and healthy eating posts are my favorite I think. As I age (I’m only 25 LOL), I have noticed that it is harder to get and stay in shape. Thanks for the great posts!

  • Lauren Hoffman

    Great post! Bench dips are also great for toning your tri’s. It’s one of my fave arm moves. I also love reverse bicep curls.

    <3 Lauren

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  • soupforthegirlysoul

    great moves! im definitely going to try them!

    http://www.soupforthegirlysoul.blogspot.com

  • Jessica Galfo

    love the fitness blogs!

  • Anna Gorbacheva

    Hi Lauren!

    Is there any good exercise for the area, that is between your waist and your hips? It is the difficult one to get in shape :(

    Thanks!

  • Agata Kalinowska

    Good post, definitely. I wanted to ask if you like more calm work-outs like yoga, pilates or stretching and if yes what do you think about them and have you noticed any change in your body doing them :)

  • Alexandra Dadisman

    Great post! I hope this gives me arms like SJP or Kelly Ripa! A girl can dream!

    Alec

    Adventures With Alexandra

  • Kimberly Breugelen.van

    Try kickboxing, nothing helps better!

  • Kirsten Knutson

    Love it! Howevs, that model doesn’t even have muscle in her arms!

  • Janice B

    if you havent seen it already, found this instructional video from “”TheStyleDiet“” for teens to try out. seems simple enough.

    “”At-Home Teen Workout Routine””

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcATlLo04pg

  • Tamara ROYO

    Thanks for the tips, but could you make a quick video to be sure that our movement are correct?

  • Susana Ochoa

    Hi Lauren!

    Could you please upload some pictures so that we can understand more about these exercises?

    Thanks!!

  • Marin Butterworth

    LOVE these fitness posts! I’m always looking for new things to add to my workout routine. I would love more posts like this!

    XO Marin

  • Hanny R

    10 x Chaturunga pushups in 3 sets or increase the intake but do at least 3 sets.different from then your push up. come into a plank position then insteaed of your elbows going outward, keep your elbow close tyour body, using your core, and keeping your tailbone firmly in place.

    Not only this works your arms, but your core, and legs.

  • Amarreet Bhatti

    Whats a good work out to reduce back fat?

  • Ana Embry

    Adore this post, Lauren. You’re simply the best!

    I did happen to noticed a grammatical error. Only pointing this out if you ever need editing help. I write as well.

    Close Grip Push Ups
    In push up position, keep your hands close together and your elbows tight to your sides as your do push ups to target the triceps while also working your chest and shoulders… Do as many as your can.

    Happy writing!


  • Rachael Yanta

    Love the fitness posts too. Always looking for new ideas to add to my workout routine. I am currently LOVING Brooke Burke’s new workout DVD’s. Awesome workout if you’re looking for a good at home routine!

    http://rachaelkhawkins.blogspot.com/

  • Ana Castilho

    So cool. I’m so worried about the arms!

    http://www.patcandytips.com

  • Kelby Peachey

    This is exactly what I need!! Thanks Lauren!!

  • soupforthegirlysoul

    just tried these moves–they really feel like they work!

    http://www.soupforthegirlysoul.blogspot.com

  • Atay

    thanks for the tips! i’ve definitely been trying for toned arms

  • Dana Gallaty

    LOVE the fitness posts! Especially as summer time approaches. I would love some workout advice for the inner thighs, lower abdominals, and the back. (:

  • Lauren Taylor

    I Loved this!! Also check out LaurentaylorInspiration.blogspot.com

    they have amazing style, beauty, and fitness guides!There is even at easy guide to the perfect spring break body!

  • Missy Cunningham Csonka

    I coudn’t definitely use these tips! Thanks Lauren! Have a fabulous day!

  • Meagan Carlisle

    You should do a prepare for spring break/summer blog! Everyone tries to get in their best shape for swimsuit season, and a reliable easy to use workout schedule would be great to get me in shape for the summer!

  • jiturka

    Can’t imagine those two last moves without some kind of graphic help. So not a good advice, sorry.

  • Kiwi

    Love fitness blogs especially on legs! and pics would be nice too!<3333

  • Stephanie A Escamilla

    keep the tips coming i need to get rid of the remaining flab in my thighs and stomach by prom (same day as my birthday woot woot!). Running + vegetarianism has helped me build ALOT of muscle in 2012 alone.

  • maud wetering

    I love this tips! can you give me some more? :)

    xoxo Loves

  • maggie jordison

    Do you know of any quick excercieses you can do during the day to burn fat? :)

  • Susie Leckie

    I love reading about new workout tips because I am always hitting the gym! Right now I could really use some tips on how to tone and slim down my thighs/quads gluts, and hamstrings because summer hits! Do you think you could do a post about that sometime in the near future?!

  • Suzy Zhang

    i’m starting to workout more often now, great tips! :)

    http://highprofilehighexpectations.blogspot.com/

  • Julia Ratliff

    Could you post some tips from your trainer to get a flat stomach? Thats the spot I have the most trouble getting tone. Thanks :)

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  • tinamarie

    YES! i would love more ideas. i get stuck in a workout rut. the more ideas the better (:

  • aviana wyall

    Yes, these tips are wonderful…in the opposite direction of arms, what can I do to rid of nasty cellulite?!

  • Laura V

    I love these fitness blogs! For me, it would be really helpful to get more tips on how to slim down my thighs and bum :)

  • Britt

    I like the fitness posts, I hate working out but it makes me feel good and look good. I like these tips and I’m going to incorporate them into my workout regime!

  • stephieyes

    I really need help with the lower abdominal area. No matter what I do, I can’t seem to lose that pouch that is my lower abs. I’ve done reverse crunches, but those don’t seem to work for me. I need some good, effective exercises for the lower abs.

  • lorena duarte

    awesome trying this from now on! my normal routine for arms was getting boring

  • Britzy

    I have weights but what is considered the best weight for arms- 3lbs, 5lbs, 10lbs???

  • MelLY

    great tips to get in shape! keep em coming!

  • Janetta David

    A picture of these workouts would be more helpful! :)

  • Lena Ameri

    Arms are my problem area =( I’m going to add these to my routine!

    http://www.liveitmag.com/

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  • V Jelaiv

    Love that fitness blogs!
    And I think an exercise for arms is very important, because no one think about, but it is very neccessary to look good and don

  • xitlaliC

    Love the fitness tips thank you for posting them

  • drinkingtheofficecoffee

    I love these blog posts…I cancelled my gym membership to save money, I love that so many of these workouts can be done at home…

  • drinkingtheofficecoffee

    I love these blog posts…I cancelled my gym membership to save money, I love that so many of these workouts can be done at home…

  • JoyousMarie

    Pictures or video of the exercises would be very helpful, or even links to a youtube.com video, would be very helpful!

  • JoyousMarie

    Pictures or video of the exercises would be very helpful, or even links to a youtube.com video, would be very helpful!

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