Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sexy Arms and Shoulders by Summertime!

Tighten-Up Thursdays!!!

Before getting started make sure that you warm your body up and stretch. Warming the body up is the perfect way to prevent injury and maximize your workouts. Try doing a few jumping jacks or jog in place to get you muscles warmed up.

Today's workout will be the overhead shoulder press, this is an exercise both ladies and gentleman can benefit from, the overhead shoulder press is an exercise that definitely gets results. There are a couple of variations to the shoulder press, all are beneficial but today's overhead shoulder press will be done with dumbbells.

Before getting starting try out a couple of different sized dumbbells, do one or two repetitions and select the weight amount you will use to complete 8 repetitions for 3 sets, be honest with yourself! Honesty about where you are in your weight training regiment is a sure fire way to get immediate results.

So ladies, DO NOT try this exercise with heavy weights unless you're trying to bulk up, this is a shoulder and core workout, so your focus is to keep those abdominals tight as you slowly lift the dumbbells over your head.

Fellas, with this exercise you should definitely push the limits and remember to keep your abdominals flexed and tight during every repetition. Guys should also select a weight that can be controlled for 8 repetitions of 3 sets.

Remember to BREATHE while working out, exhale as you lift the dumbbells over your head and inhale as you bring the dumbbell down do the rest position.

Throw these into your workouts two or three days a week and I'm sure you will see results in your core and shoulder area while toning your triceps, all in one exercise.

What a deal, three areas of your body showing results from one exercise, I'll take that any day!!!

What are some of your favorite arm and core sculpting exercises?

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