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KIMPY225 SparkPoints: (109,659)
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9/14/11 10:19 A

Good luck!

SAMICIV SparkPoints: (0)
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9/8/11 11:38 P

Hi!! Congratulations to you too! Tell me all about your wedding! I'd love to hear details! There is nothing more exciting to me than weddings...haha, which is why I am hoping to look soo good.

I appreciate your help! I am going to try to do those tommorrow, but what are HIITS?

1500LUNGES Posts: 1,384
9/8/11 6:36 P

Congrats hunny!! I'm getting married in a few weeks, eek!

Over the summer I've been focusing on using explosive moves (like the clapping pushup - I can't clap but I get about an inch off the floor) and high rep / moderate weight (between 15-25 reps with enough weigh for the last few reps to be really hard) Your muscles are going to BURN!! (evil grin) This routine combined with HIIT has totally transformed my body. I can't wait to wear my bikini on our honeymoon.

Good luck!

SMASH637 Posts: 392
9/8/11 1:17 P

Congrats on your engagement! I've been working on my arms this summer, too, and have found there's no substitute for plank pose and/or pushups. If you're not to the point where you can do pushups on your toes yet, no worries. You can always use a wall or do them on your knees. As for plank, keep your core flexed and your back flat and hold the pose for as long as you can while still maintaining perfect form. Guaranteed, your arms will tone up nicely. Good luck! :)

SAMICIV SparkPoints: (0)
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9/4/11 11:04 P

Does anyone know if a Shake-Weight actually works?? I need to work on my arms for my wedding, so I purchased one of these...but not sure if I should actually do it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

SCTK519 Posts: 2,086
9/4/11 8:30 P

Sparkpeople just had an article a few weeks ago that UW-LaCrosse did a study that the 3 most effective tricep moves were: 1) triangle pushups, 2) tricep extensions, and 3) dips. For my biceps, I do bicep curls, in front and at an angle.

JENNA617 SparkPoints: (0)
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9/2/11 8:14 A

First off, congrats on your engagement! I don't know any specific workouts for arms, however I've done kettlebell workouts and I've noticed that my arms have gotten considerably smaller and more toned. Kettlebell is probably my favorite type of workout because I feel as though it works everything!!! If you haven't tried it, give it a go. Hope this helps a little:-)

BEANBYDESIGN SparkPoints: (0)
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8/25/11 11:01 A

I just got engaged last week, so this is the first time I get to post here!!! Yay!!!! I have been on Spark for five-ish years, so I'm pretty well versed in nutrition/fitness, but usually have problems eating within my calorie range (I like snacks a little too much for my own good). I have been maintaining my weight at around 140ish for about a year, but intend to be 125 in time for my August 2012 wedding. I know what I need to do to lose weight, but I need help finding good workouts to get well-sculpted, Michelle-Obama-style upper arms! Any suggestions for DVDs or workout plans I can follow to improve my arm muscles?

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