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Fit Friday For Your Arms

EDIT: This post never posted on Friday!  Ahhh!!!  I’ll blame the baby sucking my brain!  Enjoy Fit Friday on a Tuesday!

Happy Fit Friday everyone!!  This week has been amazing weather wise.  The sun has been shining bright every day, the temperature climbed up into the 40s (maybe the 50s this weekend), and the birds have been happily chirping away from sun up till sun down.  It has been a huge mood booster.  We even got out to the park to play a few times despite the slushy snow that is still covering a lot of the ground.

This week I have really been trying to add some more stretching to my workout routines.  I have been having some sciatica pain, that I am sure is pregnancy related, that I definitely want to nip in the bud if I can.  At first it seemed that the stretches were making it worse but today has been really good so far!  It seems that it flares up the most at night so we will see later what happens but keep your fingers crossed for me.  I have been doing the stretches and suggestions found here and they feel good and like I said, they seem to be helping so I’ll keep it up.  Thanks to my husband for finding these!

So Fit Friday.  Today I have an intense arm workout for you.  My workouts haven’t changed to much still beside the occasional ab exercise that is just not comfortable but I have really been focusing on my arms right now.  I’ll be juggling two babies at once soon after all so I might as well get an early start building the guns!  Anyways, here it is! Try it out and let me know how bad the burn is!  You’ll need some dumbbells or a resistance band for the workout by the way!

Fit Friday Arm Firming Workout

Warm-up & cool down with a 5 minute walk  on the treadmill or march in place.
Do each exercise for 1 minute with no rest in between sets (or as little as possible)
  1. Push-ups (lower down, hold for a count of 1, then push up)
  2. Bent Over Flys
  3. Tricep Dips on Bench
  4. Bicep Curls
  5. Arm Circles (no weight needed…it will burn enough without one!!)
  6. Plank (Regular or side planks…whatever your arms are feeling!)
Repeat 4x for a full workout session.

Hope you have a great St. Patty’s day and that the weekend is as bright and sunshiny where you are as it is supposed to be here!  Cheers!

Stacey