Shape Up: A Call to Arms

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!

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XO Lauren

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