Many of us struggle with arm envy. You may or may not be aware of it but there are two kinds of people out there. The ones who have it (can I still say the Sarah Jessica Parker arms or am I dating myself? I'm going to say it anyway, it's better than saying Madonna arms, right?!) And then there is the other tribe who don't have it and hide their arms from humanity, walking around in sleeves for all eternity.
I'm here to tell you, arm enviers, that it doesn't have to be that way. (Yay!) But there is work involved. (Did I just lose you?) Come back. It's not that bad. Keep in mind, those who walk around with the SJP's hardly ever have it happen naturally. I'm pretty sure there aren't as many ladies getting "arm lifts" (arm tucks? arm lipo?) as there are getting boob lifts. (Sign me up on that one!) The SJP'ers are literally rolling up their sleeves and getting down to some serious arm workouts that even you can start doing, right now :)
Of course I have a video for you! (I'm all about making it as easy as possible.) I took things a little slower in the video this time so you could get a clear understanding of the moves and how to do them properly.
If you're new or a beginner to working out, start easy and do 10 reps of each exercise, going three times through. (Total of 30 reps when you're done.) For more advanced, do your thing, or try doing 5 rounds of 20 reps, whatever works for you. The goal is to do this workout a few times a week for a month, and then check yourself and see if maybe there is a little definition starting to make its way through! Below the video is a little description about each move. Enjoy and let me know if you do the workout, I'd love to hear about your progress!
Tricep Kickback to Overhead Press
I added the step back to knee raise just because I like to include every body part if I can. No worries if it's too confusing, keep your feet planted firmly on the ground.
Balancing L Raise
Again, if your balance isn't where you want it, keep both legs firmly planted on the ground. This move you want to make an L shape with your hands, and no need to lift your arms all the way up. Bringing them up to shoulder height is just fine.
This one may not look like much but let me tell you, it focuses totally on your triceps and they will be a'burnin!
As always, start wherever you are and try to improve a little each time!