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The Secret to Jillian Michaels' Amazing Arms

The trick is all in the toning. Sculpt your arms sleek and sexy like Jillian's with her five go-to moves.

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One-Legged Curl

Targets: Biceps, abs, butt, and legs

  • Stand on left leg, holding a 5- to 10-pound dumbbell in each hand, arms by sides, palms facing forward.
  • Lift extended left leg directly behind you and hinge forward at hips so that body is parallel to ground from head to left heel.
  • Maintaining one-legged position throughout, bring elbows to sides of ribs and then curl weights to shoulders.
  • Lower arms (extending them downward) and repeat.
  • Do 20 reps, then switch legs and repeat. Do 2 sets.

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Hip Heist

Targets: Shoulders, back, chest, triceps, abs, and butt

  • Start facedown on ground, balancing on hands and feet with arms extended, hips raised slightly.
  • Lift left hand and right foot off ground and rotate upper body to left as you bring right knee across body toward left armpit.

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  • Pivoting on left foot with left knee bent, continue rotating torso until you're faceup.
  • Place right foot on ground next to left and right palm down so that hands are on either side of hips, fingers pointing behind you with feet hip-width apart in front of you, knees bent 90 degrees.
  • Lift hips until torso is in a tabletop position.
  • Reverse move to return to start.
  • Do 3 sets of 20 reps.

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Frog Hop

Targets: Shoulders, upper back, chest, triceps, abs, and legs

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  • Press through palms and feet to pop body into air a few inches.
  • Land in slight tuck with elbows bent.
  • MAKE IT EASIER: Start on knees in modified push-up position and pop up with upper body only.
  • Do 3 sets of 10 reps.

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Staggered Push-Up

Targets: Shoulders, chest, triceps, and abs

  • Start on ground in full push-up position, balancing on hands and feet with arms extended, body forming a straight line from head to heels.
  • Place right hand at two o'clock position, left hand at eight o'clock; do 10 push-ups.
  • Next, place right hand at four o'clock, left at 10 o'clock; do 10 push-ups to complete 1 set.
  • Do 3 sets.

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Forearm Press

Targets: Shoulders, chest, lower back, triceps, and abs

  • Start on ground in plank position, balancing on forearms and feet, body forming a straight line.

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  • Press through palms to straighten arms.
  • MAKE IT EASIER: Straighten left arm, then right.
  • Return to start. Do 3 sets of 8 reps.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, July/August 2011.

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sibelmidedin wrote:

so good, so hard

10/2/2012 02:52:58 PM Report Abuse
lkgeemail wrote:

Am I missing something, or are some of the descriptions missing some explanations?

8/30/2011 02:36:57 AM Report Abuse
dmw19551 wrote:

Hmmmm...too much "on the floor" exercises. It is really hot just now, and we try not to use the AC unless we really have to. For some reason, floor exercises make me sweat, so i prefer standing up arm exercises like military press, lateral rise, tricep kickbacks, etc.

7/27/2011 10:30:47 AM Report Abuse
whenderson2 wrote:

Love Jillian!! Her arms have the definition and shape I'm attempting to achieve. Thanks for sharing her workout!!

7/13/2011 10:16:17 AM Report Abuse
pilatesprincess wrote:

Nice to see Jillian sticking 2 what she does best. I'm a Pilates enthusiast since 2000-teaching Pilates Mat Sept '02 + Older Adult/Group. These exs prob great for hard-core exer w strong wrists, no injuries & can stabilize core correctly. Jillian demoed Pilates on TV, head/neck placement was not Pilates-style. She's very sincere when she talks 2 people -yelling not best motivator.

7/11/2011 01:37:39 PM Report Abuse
graenser wrote:

Too hard for older women.

7/11/2011 10:51:32 AM Report Abuse
nildaquintan wrote:

Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loose 14 pounds in 14 days and hope loose more to go to my perfect weight 120. Your exersise's program will help me to reafirm my body. Thanks.

7/8/2011 08:40:40 PM Report Abuse
mamagerry wrote:

Some of these moves are way to hard for the begginer, but Jillian is a good expert.

7/7/2011 01:33:28 PM Report Abuse
snooze96 wrote:

fabulous moves that require minimum gizmo!

7/7/2011 05:43:58 AM Report Abuse
finndago wrote:

Even through the computer Jillian still kicks butt. Whew!

7/6/2011 05:57:53 PM Report Abuse

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