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Monday, November 02, 2015

Upper Body Workout
Monday, November 02, 2015 29 Comments Images


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I am finally getting around to another workout post and today I am focusing on the upper body. I am using 8 pound weights with a bunch of these workouts below, but I should most definitely be using 10 pounds by now, I just don't have those at home yet. It's super important to remember your upper body when working out and not just skipping this all the time, like I used to haha! I used to be a legs, butt, and cardio girl only, but now I see the value of working that upper body too! As a girl I used to be worried that lifting and doing weights was going to make me bulk up, but man was I wrong. If you're worried about getting too bulky, simply don't use heavy weights, I have found (and learned) that if you lower the weight and do lots of reps, you will begin to see tone in those arms and a transformation of your whole body. For most of these exercises below I am doing about 3 sets of 20 reps. If this is too much or too little just adjust accordingly. The beauty of working out is the ability you have to tailor it to your body, your stamina, and how you are feeling that day. Be consistent, I have found that helps me the most, is a solid consistent routine and effort. I really hope this helps and answers some of the questions you may have had! Have a happy Monday!


V-outs


Lateral Raise

Bicep Curl
 Tricep

Shoulder and Back Rotators

 Tricep Dips

Plank

Tricep Push-up
 Spiderman Push-up

top (sold out, similar below)
pants
shoes (restocked)

cow ottoman
bar stools



29 comments :

  1. Wish i could look like you after having two kids!!! Love your blog!

    www.belovelyalways.blogspot.com

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  2. Beautiful strong arms! Keep it up!!

    Christina Amanda | www.thriftsavesplurge.com

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  3. I love how toned and strong you look! You are thin but have amazing curves! Thank you for sharing!! You are beautiful!

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  4. Hair looks perfect even when working out! <3

    StyledByBlondie.com

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  5. Those arms are looking good!

    Best,

    Candace
    www.liveloveandREAD.com

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  6. Yes! I love weight training!
    Abbie E.
    http://abulouslife.blogspot.com/

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  7. Do you workout at the same time everyday? Do you wake up at the same time everyday?

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  8. You look gorgeous even while working out!

    xoLauren

    www.thelavenderskies.com

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  9. Hi Cara! Love your blog. Would you do a post just on your interior decor?

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  10. Love this, Cara! I definitely need some "work out at home" tips since having my baby six months ago haha back to my pre-pregnancy weight but not toned at all lol

    xoxo,
    elle

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  11. Love the workout posts! This is a great one x

    Lina / lina-khalifa.blogspot.com

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  12. Like you said, I am guilty of focusing on legs and abs. I keep saying I am going to develop the arms. You've inspired me to start today! Do you do these every other day? How often?

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  13. Amazing post! I really need to try these, thanks for sharing!

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  14. I used to be all cardio, but started lifting HEAVY weights, and I'm much more toned than I was when I ran marathons. Women can still lift heavy without bulking.

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  15. Just a note - using big weights won't make you bulky either. It's a man's testosterone that gives them the ability to build bulky muscle. If anything, women should be using heavy weights, and not be scared of lifting big.

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  16. Looks like a great workout, I do some of these in my yoga
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  18. I can't believe you've had two kids! you look amazing!

    www.andrea-clare.com

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  19. I love that your puppy made an appearance in the pictures! It's almost impossible for my two little snuggle bugs to resist getting in every picture I take :) You look fabulous!

    xoxo
    Jessica
    http://jessicalynna.com

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  20. I love how your puppy is on the pictures with you. So cute!
    Working on your upper body is very important, I absolutely agree. Sometimes I get lazy and work on abs, legs and skip the upper body which is not the best to do.
    Thank you for showing these exercises, I will try them next time I do my workout at home :)

    Tea Cups and Tulips

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  22. Hi!! Where is your blue area rug from?!

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