August’s obsession: Arms

Want fabulous Michelle Obama arms? Loose fat and tighten your arms with these exercises in just 4 weeks.

Week 1:

Perform the exercise for the specified number of repetitions. Do 1 set each before repeating them for another 2 sets.

Dips: Sit on the end of a bench with your hands on the edge, with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Arms should be straight and elbows unlocked. Slowly lower your body until your upper arms are parallel to the floor. Pause, and then push yourself back up until your arms are straight. That is 1 repetition, repeat for 15 repetitions.

Try to lower your body straight down so there’s a small gap between you and the bench.

Dumbbell Bicep curls: Grab a dumbbell in each hand, with your palms facing outwards. Let them hang at arm’s length next to your sides. Without moving your upper arms, curl the weights up towards your shoulders, and then slowly lower them. That is 1 repetition, repeat for 15 repetitions.

Shoulder Press:  Stand with your feet flat on the floor, and grab a dumbbell in each hand. Staying up right, lift the dumbbells so they are just above your shoulders, with your palms facing away from you. That is your starting to position. Keeping your back straight, press the dumbbells overhead until your arms are straight. Lower back to the starting position that is 1 repetition, repeat for 15 repetitions.

Exercises all courtesy of personal trainer, Cameron Pratt.

Contact:

Cameron Pratt
cameronprattm@yahoo.com
30, 7th Avenue Parktown North

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