Shoulder and Arm Workout #1

For this workout, Do each exercise with 3 sets, 15 reps each. You can either do all 3 sets in a row, or do one set of each 3x.

Overhead Press

  • Stand with Dumbbells at shoulder height
  • Extend elbows up slowly, and bring back down.
  • (Side note : If you’d like to work your legs while your at it, do a squat too while you extend your arms .. like she in the picture)

Bent-Over Lateral Raise

  • Stand feet width apart , and bend at the waist , with knees slightly bent
  • Keep back straight and neck parallel
  • With dumbbells rise arms so they are extended all the way out and lower back to starting position, (Don’t swing arms, use control)

Upright Row

  • Grip each dumbbell with hands, keeping back straight and palms facing inward.
  • Exhale as you lift dumbbells with shoulders, keeping hands close to body as you rise them up to your neck.
  • exhale as your release your arms back down to starting position ( by your thighs)
  • DONT SWING WEIGHTS!

Triceps Kick Back

  • With dumbbell in each hand, keeping weights close to your sides, and knees slightly bent.
  • Elbows should be at a 90 degree angle when starting and slowly, keeping your upper arm stationary, your going to push forearms back as far as they can go – hold for a second.
  • Then release into starting position.

Bicep Curl

  • (same kind of technique as above) Palms facing outward and at thighs. slowly rise forearm up to shoulders.
  • Hold for a second, and then slowly lower.

Chest and Back workout #1

Floor Press

floor

  • Lay on the floor, grab two dumbbells, then bring the dumbbells down until your elbows hit the floor and then press the dumbbells to lockout.
  • Do 3 sets. 15 reps

Bent-over Row

row bent

  • Bend knees slightly and bend over bar with back straight.      (You can do this with dumbbells as well)
  • Grasp bar with wide overhand grip.
  • Pull bar to upper waist. Return until arms are extended and shoulders are stretched downward.
  • Do 3 sets. 20 reps

Push-up Row

row

  • Place a pair of dumbbells, slightly wider than shoulder width apart.
  • Set yourself in a pushup position with hands on dumbbells.
  • Lower your body to the floor, pause, then complete 1 push up.
  • Once you’re back in the starting position, row the dumbbell on one side to the side of your chest by pulling the dumbbell upwards.
  • Pause, then lower the dumbbell back down, and repeat the same movement with your other arm.
  • That is the completion of 1 rep.
  • Perform 3 sets , 10 reps.

Floor Flye

flye

  • Lay down on the floor, with the dumbbells directly above you and your palms facing each other
  • With a slight bend in the elbow, lower the weights outward and downward in an arching motion, very SLOWLY
  • Go as low as you feel comfortable.
  • Pause at the bottom for about 2 seconds
  • Bring the weights back up in the same motion as you had lowered them.. Do not be lazy and rest at the top! Go straight back down again (slowly) so that there is constant tension in your muscles.
  • Do 3 sets, 15 reps