Today’s arms and abs workout will tap into your muscles from every direction. To make it even more effective I’ve created moves that keep your abs engaged when you’re working your arms, and your arms engaged when you’re training your abs. It’s definitely what I would call a bang for your buck kind of sequence.
I’m moving quite quickly in this workout, but it’s more important to focus on form rather than speed, so if you don’t get in all of the reps that’s totally fine and it’s a good goal to work towards.
Why You Want This
No matter what style of dress you are wearing you’re going to want to tone those triceps (and biceps, and delts…).
And I don’t think I would hear anyone complaining from having a flatter belly!
Why You Need This
Recently I’ve been focusing on more isolation style workouts to hone in on those trouble areas before your big day.
You might have noticed that I usually love compound exercises (i.e working multiple body parts at once) in my workout videos – like this, and this, and this. Overall this style of training gets you fitter faster, by tapping into several muscles at the same time.
However, as I mentioned last week in the July 4th Workout our smaller/weaker muscles can get lazy and soggy if we don’t pay them extra attention. So that’s what we’re going to do today in this, quick and effective, arms and abs workout!
The “Self Activation” Piece
To get the most benefit from this workout you need to “self-activate” your muscles.
Side Note: “self activate” totally just made me think of Iron Man, who I have a fairly huge crush on by the way.
Anyway, to do this you just bring your attention to the muscle that you’re working, and actively squeeze it even before you start the move.
You will need a pair of light weights (1 – 5 pounds) and an exercise mat.
The Best Arms and Abs Workout For busy Brides
Let’s Do It To It! Press play on the video below.
Now I’d Love To Hear From You
What is the one area that you would like to tone more than anything else before your big day? Let me know by leaving a comment below, and I’ll make up a specific workout to get you there!
I’ll see you next week for two more isolation workouts that focus on the inner and outer thighs.