Post # 1
The only area I’m not happy with is my arms- I would love them to look "buff" in my wedding snaps. Anyone else have this hangup? What are you doing? I’m on a pushup/dip before bed routine as well as my normal yoga etc….
Post # 3
Oh girl. I found this arm workout from another bride, and it is AMAZING. Here is my blog post about it: http://august15bride.blogspot.com/2009/03/best-arms-workout-ever.html I have only been doing it about two weeks, but already feel and see the results. Good luck!!!
Post # 4
I’m glad this was asked — and that August15Bride reposted that work out. I need (need, need) to start shaping up my arms. I’ve always wanted arms like the bride in August15’s post. Time to start working toward them. With any luck, I can use this as motivation.
If anyone else has any tips or work out ideas (with gym machines, etc) or has done the 200 pushup challenge, please share!
Post # 5
Take it from someone who competes in figure contests and works out on an obsessive schedule… sculpted arms are the hardest thing for girls to acheive! The girl in the photo is very lean, and most likely has been training biceps and triceps(and shoulders.. she has great ones) for a long time. I will tell you the tricks of the trade that I have been taught by my pro figure friends…
Shoulders, shoulders, shoulders.. the more sculpted your shoulders are, the better your arms look… if you have puny arms.. use heavier weights to shape the muscles.. if you have fat arms, use lighter weights and a TON of reps to burn fat. Be consistent and stay on your diet… tone arms are useless unless your are lean enough to see them!!
Post # 6
I put this in another post, but I am all about doing arm exercises while on the balance ball.
Lay your back on the ball, bend your knees at a 90 degree angle, and do tricep curls and chest presses with light weights. Do a lot.
Or sit up straight on the ball to do bicep curls or shoulder lifts.
Or put your feet up on the ball and do push ups off of it. This is hard, but it’s worth it. Try to do a few sets of 10 or 15!
I agree with lilcfitness about shoulders. Nice shoulders make the entire arm look buff. If you work your triceps, you’ll see results in just a couple weeks.
I usually focus on one or two muscle groups per day: (1) biceps/back (2) triceps/chest (3) shoulders (4) legs. I never use heavy weights, only light ones and a lot of reps. I also cheat by watching personal trainers with people and then copy the good exercises. I can’t afford my own!
Post # 7
If you’re looking for some good shoulder exercises watch this video http://www.briandevlin.com/2009/01/shoulder-exercises-using-underground-strength-techniques/. It doesn’t look too hard, but we did this in my bootcamp class on Wednesday morning, and I’m still sore today!!
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Mr. Bruschetta’s got me on a great core workout. I’m hoping in the future to create a post about it — not a tutorial, and definitely not expert advice (but he definitely knows what he’s talking about after seven years in school for physical therapy!).
Working out my core adds that different, surprising, element that keeps my body challenged and breaks up the monotony of my cardio and weight lifting regimen.
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2018 - The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia
@ lilcfitness –I have broad, square shoulders. I’m just afraid that I’ll look husky if I do too many shoulder reps. What are your thoughts? Should I just do biceps and triceps?
Post # 11
Don’t leave out your shoulders, just use very light weights. Otherwise things might get out of proportion.
Post # 13
Try rowing, tricep dips and all shoulder stuff that you can think of. My shoulder and arms are one of the things I’m ok with…now if you want to talk inner thighs…
Post # 14
That arms workout was from my personal trainer, and although very hard, it is very effective! Other workouts from my trainer are also posted on my blog, http://www.becomingafitbride.blogspot.com
Post # 15
I have been doing a workout from SHAPE magazine for the past 3 months. It has totally toned up my arms! You can find the different routines on the shape.com website. They are under the "bikini body" countdown heading, but the pushups and arms exercises really work well, so you could skip everything else and just do those. Although, I have to say, the entire routine is great — I really noticed results (in that I felt stronger & my arms looked more toned) after only 3 weeks.