S u M m e R is just a month away! This is what works for me when it comes to toned arms…
I’ve never had naturally ToNeD aRmS, but being a farm girl who would spend her summer days bailing hay I would have defined arms at the end of each summer. After I got a teaching job and no longer spent my summers on the farm I looked for an alternative to getting toned arms – lifting weights.
A fitness magazine had promised me toned arms if I would do their exercises 15 minutes a day, 3 times a week. I began doing these arm exercises using dumbbells and weight machines. After a few months of this regimen the results were, well, disappointing. I could barely tell any difference. So I came up with my own plan: PuShUpS.
When I started out doing pushups I had to do them on my knees. Because my upper body had never really been that strong, I could not do many in a row without resting, but I pLuGgEd AwAy. I did this for three weeks and was very happy with the results, so much so that I decided I would do 75-pushups each day.
I don’t actually do 75-pushups a day, but that is my goal. Sometimes it may be 3 times a week, sometimes 5, something is better than nothing. I can’t do all 75 at once and so I break it down. Now I have something that not only works, but takes only a few minutes each day. I cAn HaNdLe ThAt. =)