Happy Friday lovelies! So glad the week is finally over. It was a long and dreary week here in DC--it rained pretty much every day but I think this weekend is supposed to be beautiful! This weekend we're just going to be doing more house hunting and then spending the day with family on Mother's Day. Just a super laidback weekend!
I'm back with another post from my "Sweating for the Wedding" series and today I'm talking about my favorite "Upper Body" exercises. In my mind, abs count as upper body too although I'm not sure if that's how it's typically classified! My goal with my upper body is really to sculpt my arms with more muscle definition. Think Jennifer Anniston in the early days of Friends! Whenever I watch Friends re-runs I'm always dying over her arms and how fit she was/still is. My core is actually already pretty toned and strong so I'm really just trying to maintain and add a little bit more definition. Here are my favorite exercises:
Arms: 3 sets of 15 bicep curls (per arm), 3 sets of 15 overhead tricep extensions, 3 sets of 15 one arm dumbbell rows and 3 sets of 15 dumbbell kickbacks (I usually alternate between rows and kickballs), 3 sets of 15 hammer curls (per arm), 3 sets of shoulder press', [all of the previous exercises are usually done with 10 or 15 Ib dumbbells), 4 sets of 15 lat pull downs (usually 40 Ibs), 4 sets of 15 seated cable rows (usually also 40 Ibs)
Abs: 50 good old fashioned Crunches, 3 sets, 60 seconds of Russian Twists (with 5 Ib weight), 3 sets, 60 seconds of Flutter Kicks, 3 sets, 60 seconds of Side Planks (per side), 3 sets, 60 seconds of normal Plank, 3 sets of 35 Bicycle Crunches, 3 sets, 60 seconds of Mountain Climbers
Hope y'all enjoyed this post and have a wonderful Mother's day weekend!