The Teeny Bikini Body

just a girl's struggles of trying to be lean

The Skinny Arm Workout

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This photo of me was from two years ago.  At this time in my life I had skinny arms.

Ladies… I had at the time a clean diet.  I practiced portion control, and did lots of resistance exercises.

If you are already skinny and want to just tone, pick up those heavy weights.  You can not get bigger muscle if you are skinny.

If you are overweight, then diet above everything first.  Practice portion control.  Easier said than done I know.  Start eating half of everything you eat… an easy way to start.

As you know you can’t spot reduce, but you can spot tone.  I’m going to give you a series of arm exercises that you can do.  Pick up a set of weights that challenge you.  If you can do more than 8 reps but less than 15 would be your ideal weight.

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This is what my arms look like now.  However, keep in mind that this camera angle does make my arms look extra lean.  Remember this pose next time you want your pics make your arms look skinny.  I always look at bodybuilding.com for exercises. Do 8-12 repetitions of each exercise with a 60 sec break in between.  Do 100 jumping jacks.  Repeat 5x.

1. Bicep curls

http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/detail/view/name/dumbbell-bicep-curl

2. Hammer curls

http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/detail/view/name/hammer-curls

3. Tricep kick backs

http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/detail/view/name/tricep-dumbbell-kickback

4. Lateral raises (use lighter weights).  These are for shoulders.

http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/detail/view/name/seated-side-lateral-raise

5. Tricep dips on chair.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGJ2rqk0DQw

6. 10 push ups.

7. 100 jumping jacks.

Remember the cardio portion is important to get leaner.

Happy Hump Day!

L.

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Author: Lilitte

I have always had a love for fitness. I've been a fitness junkie over the years and have learned the healthier ways of diet and exercise. As I continue to learn more I'd like to share and learn more from the public.

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