It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new workout, and I’ve been feeling incredibly guilty. If you read my recent #TravelTBT post, you know I just recently moved to the east coast. Between driving across the country, moving into and renovating our new home, Christmas, and New Years, I pretty much gave two shits about my body. For the first time in my almost 29 years of life, I stopped working out and was eating some of the worst food this country has to offer (for almost two straight months)(I had McDonalds breakfast twice in one week…kill me). I honestly didn’t recognize myself when I looked in the mirror, and was admittedly pretty scared of what it was going to take to get my body back to what it was pre-AshleyApocalypse.
Lucky for me, I have probably the biggest motivation known to womankind to get my ass back into shape. MY WEDDING. On January 1st, along with the rest of the world’s population, I went full on psycho mode and got my mind right for what I needed to do to get ready to marry my man (in an XS, ultra tight wedding gown) on June 8th at 5pm on the dot.
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite workouts to tone and strengthen your upper body. My dress is sleeveless so you better believe I am going to focusing on my arms like a crazy person over the next 4+ months.
What You’ll Need:
5-10lb dumbbells…pick a weight you can maintain throughout the entire workout!
This series works in a progression. It may seem super repetitive, but I promise you won’t be able to use your arms when you’re done. The below video is an example of pace & form as well as the easier & harder versions of pushups!
12 Bicep Curls
12 Slow Bicep Curls (3 counts up, 3 counts down)
12 Bicep Pulses
12 Pectoral Pushups (arms slightly wider than shoulder width)
10 Bicep Curls
10 Slow Bicep Curls (3 counts up, 3 counts down)
10 Bicep Pulses
10 Pectoral Pushups
8 Bicep Curls
8 Slow Bicep Curls (3 counts up, 3 counts down)
8 Bicep Pulses
8 Pectoral Pushups
12 Shoulder Press
12 Slow Shoulder Press
12 Shoulder Press Pulses
12 Tricep Pushups (hands together, elbows tight to your sides. I’ve included the easier option on your knees in the above video)
10 Shoulder Press
10 Slow Shoulder Press
10 Shoulder Press Pulses
10 Tricep Pushups
8 Shoulder Press
8 Slow Shoulder Press
8 Shoulder Press Pulses
8 Tricep Pushups
Now try raising your arms over head! 😉