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Short & Sweet (and Seriously Effective) Shoulder Workout

Even if you don’t have a lot of time, you can give the time you have your very best! If you want a great pump but you are short on time, here is a great shoulder workout that is short and sweet – but potent!

Trainer Notes: NO rest between paired up exercises. Click on the exercise to see video instruction.

5 Give it Your BestSuper Sets:
Shoulder Press with Lateral Raises

Shoulder Press 15lb  + 10 5lb Lateral Raises
Shoulder Press 20lb + 10 5lb Lateral Raises
Shoulder Press 25lb + 10 5lb Lateral Raises
Shoulder Press 20lb + 10 5lb Lateral Raises
Shoulder Press 15lb + 10 5lb Lateral Raises

5 Super Sets
Arnold Presses with Bent-Over Rear Delt

Press 15lb + 12 8lb-10lb Rear Delt Raise
Press 20lb + 12 8lb-10lb Rear Delt Raise
Press 15lb + 12 8lb-10lb Rear Delt Raise
Press 15lb + 12 8lb-10lb Rear Delt Raise

4 Sets of Upright Row 
45lb Bar x 12
(Add weight each set)

If you limit your rest and have a good spotter, this workout should tear your shoulders up (in a good way I mean!) lol
Have a good workout!!

15 Exercises That Fight Arm Flab

tricep flabI recently had a question from one of my facebook friends about firming up her arms. No one likes giggly arms, and since her question was a popular one, I thought I’d answer it publicly here in my blog. Here was her question. 🙂

QUESTION: I would like definition on my triceps. I think they look a little chubby. Help. – Vali Villa

ANSWER: Vali, believe it or not, diet and cardio can help a ton. Sometimes flabby triceps are not about needing more muscle, but less fat around the muscle. I’d ramp up cardio & reduce calories to lean out, & crank up my tricep exercises, like the ones listed below. Choose 3-4 exercises and complete 3-4 sets of 12 reps each OR do 30 seconds on and 30 seconds rest for even more intensity.

tricep workoutMany times women aren’t lifting enough weight to really change the muscle. You want to make sure you are CHALLENGING the muscle enough to CHANGE the muscle. The weight should be tough enough that you can’t wait to reach 12 reps or 30 seconds – and you may even need someone to help you on the last couple of reps.

The combination of firming up and losing overall body fat should do the trick!

10 Triceps Strengthening Exercises to Fight the FLAB

  1. Triceps-workout-womenTriceps Dip* (guys)
  2. Straight Leg Triceps Dips* (girls)
  3. Triceps Bench Press*
  4. Prone Tricep Extension* (AKA: Nose Breakers)
  5. Dumbbell Pullover*
  6. Overhead Triceps Extension
  7. Seated French Press*
  8. Triceps Kickback*
  9. Cable Triceps Pushdown*
  10. Cable Kneeling Extension*

5 Conditioning Exercises to Fight FAT & Tone the Arms

  1. Close Grip Push-up
  2. Diamond Push-up
  3. Stabilizer Push-up*
  4. Mountain Climber*
  5. Squat Thrust

* These are the ones I personally use the most.

Quickie Arm-Firming Workout

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