It’s a Gun Show
Okay….it’s not a gun show. That’s an exaggeration. A gross exaggeration, actually…
I do have something exciting to share with you! If you remember from this post, I talked about how lean muscle mass can help you lose weight by boosting your metabolism. In short, muscle burns calories faster than fat. Now, in the early stages of my health reawakening, I was going to the gym. Basic cardio and strength training, focusing on my legs1. Well, I decided to work out at home to save some money, so I had to find alternatives to the strength training at the gym. My dad has a bench press, but that thing’s intimidating2. I needed to start small. So what did I do?
So I found a arm toning workout that looked easy enough to incorporate into my existing routine and, without further ado, here it is:
A few words about this workout:
- You don’t have to use a lot of weight. I’m using 3 lb. dumbbells. After I’m finished with the first seven days, I’m going to graduate to 5 lb. The key here, I think, is the quality of movement.
- You don’t have to do a million reps. The workout didn’t specify how many reps and sets you needed to do. I do two sets of 20.
- You are toning your arms, not body building. Don’t expect crazy results after seven days, but you can expect results.
And here are mine:
Like I said, we’re talking baby steps. The change isn’t drastic, but it’s noticeable. To me, anyway. All in all, I give this workout a 4/5 because it pretty much what it says it does. It tones your arms in seven days. If you’re needing to tighten up just a bit before wearing that sleeveless dress or going to that cage fight potluck, this will get you there pretty quick. Just don’t expect to have to use those muscles. They aren’t really ready for all of that…
1I concentrate on my legs because that’s where alllllll of my strength lies, which is pretty freaking ridiculous as far as practicality is concerned…
2I have the upper body strength of a snail.