Except, I don't really have a favourite arm workout. When I go to the gym, it is split into 3 different 'types' of workouts. Upper, Lower & Abs. I rarely just do cardio in the gym because I'm an outside kinda gal. But often after abs or lower body workouts I'll jump on the elliptical for 30 mins, otherwise I feel like I wasn't there long enough.
Enough rambles. So today instead of just showing an 'arm' workout, I'll show you what I do for my 'upper body' workout.
Also, I apologize, I am going to use all of my terms which may make zero sense. I will try to find photos of the actual moves so you don't think I'm crazy.
I start off with push ups - if I leave them till last, I physically cannot do them. Then I move over to the free weights area and hope that the area is miraculously empty.
I don't know what the technical term for it is, but with the next few exercises, I alternate sets. Is that what its called? Anyway. So I do 1 set of bicep curls, then 1 set of overhead press. Keep going until I have done 3 sets of each. Then I do bench press and bent over rows, then I do the lifty things and the tricep things. Finally, I move on to the lat pull down machine. Then I stretch and feel bad ass and leave. Boom. This is my longest workout so I don't normally elliptical after this unless I am feeling particularly awesome that day.
So to recap:
|bent over rows|
|this is what i call a lifty thing, apparently its called an upright row.|
|lat pull down|
In a more simple form:
Please note, this is specifically what I do - you can change the reps, sets - whatever. My husband likes to do a set of 12, then 10, then 8 but going up in weights each time. I'm good with how I do it, you be good with how you do it!
Don't forget to stretch!
One day I would LOVE to be able to do one of these babies, but as it is, right now I can only hang helplessly.
And remember, exercise makes you happy.
Also, this absolutely should go without saying - I am not a professional (tricep thingys?) and you should always consult a doctor, personal trainer, someone smarter than me before you do anything, and you cannot blame me if something goes wrong or you hurt yourself. Feel free to blame me if you are the good happy sore the next day though :)