Upper body workout: Arms of a godess, right hook like a champ.

I want to be a goddess!

How about toning up whilst you’re losing weight? I’m giving you arm toning workouts that should be a great warm up for your cardio, plyometrics, circuit training workouts too (which ever you’re into at the moment). 
Remember, tighten your core and you’ll get two birds one stone. 
#Video post will explain the moves.

Things you will need:

  • Motivation (obviously)
  • Water bottle
  • Patience
  • Yoga mat (if you prefer) 
                                Stretch!

 These should help you ease into the arm toning workout.Some great stretches to do for this specific exercise are:


Triceps stretch
How to: Raising your arm straight above, bring it back and touch your shoulder blade, holding the arm in place with the opposite arm.
(see picture to the right)

Biceps stretch
How to: Straighten your arm and grasp it with the other hand, bring it across your chest and keep it parallel to the ground.(see picture to the right)





Neck rotations
How to: Standing straight facing forward, lean your right ear to right shoulder,follow the motion forward, using your chin to trace a circle in front of your body.Slow movements.

Downward facing dog:
How to: Legs and arms should be shoulder width apart, Hands pointing out and feet facing your head in a suspended upside down ‘V’ shape. Press your body down to align your spine and strengthen your core.

Onto the workout 

Shoulder presses 
How to: In downward facing dog, place your arms just over shoulder width apart, hands facing in, and press down using the tension on your arm bring it up to straight.
This will work your shoulders,biceps triceps and core. 
x 10 

Acute push-ups
How to: In plank position, toes pointing down, hands under shoulders and elbows facing in, bring your body as close to the floor as you can and slowly bring yourself back up.
This will work your shoulders,biceps triceps and core. 
x 10

Plank shoulder touches 
How to: In plank position, toes pointing down, hands under shoulders and elbows facing out, bring your hand to touch your opposite shoulder, place back on the matt and repeat on the other side.
This will work your shoulders,biceps and core. 
x 16 (8 each shoulder) 

Tricep dips
 How to: With your feet flat on the floor and hands pointing towards your toes, push your body from the floor and raise yourself up straighten your core. Bend your elbows and ‘dip’ down.
This will work your core,glutes, triceps and shoulders.
x10
Advanced (leg raised)

Arms of a Goddess Workout

(Repeat x2)

Shoulder presses – Reps x 10
Acute pushups – Reps x 10 
Plank shoulder touches – Reps x 8 (R)
Plank shoulder touches – Reps x 8 (L)
Tricep dips – Reps x 10
Right hook, left hook upper cut x 10 

 Complete the routeen twice.

2 Comments

  1. 10/03/2015 / 12:29 pm

    great tips, I need to probably exercise a bit more to prepare for the summer

  2. 10/03/2015 / 12:29 pm

    great tips, I need to probably exercise a bit more to prepare for the summer

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