Welcome to the jungle girls, I’m about to take you to your sssha na naw na na na knees knees!
About this time of year, most girls are thinking ahead and contemplating maxi dresses, tank tops, shorts, skirts, and bathing suits, aka BIKINI SEASON! Whoot whoot. The Summer time is approaching and can only mean one thing, it’s time to tighten up, lean out and dust off the cutsie sandals and flip flops.
It never fails, all of my new and recurring go getters are gearing up and dumping their requests at my feet, “I want to really work on my arms, abs and bootie, please.” Butt of course, you do. I’m detecting a summer vacation in the works…no?
The humble requests are pouring in and with this comes the immodest theatrics. I hear massive amounts groaning as each person physically points out their “troublesome” hot zones. The wine waist is a common complaint and babies, I have seen it ALL.
As a fellow fem fatale, I totally sympathize with the candor. Hello, I work on the same grungeneous areas 6 days a week. I totally get it! I’m grinding it out just like everyone else.
Suns OUT Guns OUT
All women want tight bi’s and tri’s, biceps and triceps. Basically, we all want Angela Bassett arms at all times. Is this too much to ask? The misconception is that in order to have the lean sleek appearance of a defined bicep or tricep, curls and dips are the answer. WRONG! The bicep is made up of 2 muscles and you guessed it, the tricep has 3. Each muscle has to be pampered. One simple bicep curl only targets the bottom half of the bicep. Same with the tricep dip. Ladies, to super sculpt the arms you have to engage the chest, back and shoulders. That’s right, toughen up, put on your big girl panties and do some push ups! Start on your sha na na na KNEES KNEES if you must. There is NO shame in using your knees.
Girls, seated rows and bent over flys engage the back and the biceps. Set sail and row away. One arm heavy lawn mowers chisel both muscle groups. Push ups focus on the chest but also put pressure on the abs, triceps, shoulder and biceps. Did you know that by simply making a diamond shape with your hands while performing a push up targets the tricep? OH yeah baby, get you some diamond push ups girl. Work it.
Try adding half curls, hammer style curls and pledge allegiance style curls to your routine. Chin ups are a fantastic way to grow a beautiful bicep. Lay on the ground or a bench and do a tricep press…opposed to a chest press. French curls work the bicep and the tricep…who knew? As you gain FITmentum and become stronger, change it up with inverted and decline bench movements.
The majority of these movements can be done ANYWHERE! No room for excuses. So get to work and get ready to flex.
Love, peace and elbow grease!