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Right to Bare Arms: Upper-Body Workout

Sculpt a sexy upper body! These moves use your upper body to stoke your calorie burn so you can rock a little black dress all season long.

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Dead-Lift Row

What you'll need: a pair of 3- to 5-pound dumbbells
This workout is a circuit; perform the first set of each move, then complete the remaining moves before doing the second set.

Targets: Back, biceps, abs, butt, and hamstrings

  • Stand with feet wider than shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, holding a single dumbbell with both hands in front of hips, palms in.
  • Keeping back flat, hinge forward from hips to lower dumbbell toward floor.

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Weighted Jump Rope

Targets: Arms, abs, butt, and legs

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, a dumbbell in each hand.
  • Bend elbows by ribs about 90 degrees so that forearms point out to sides, palms facing forward.
  • Jump up and down a few inches off floor, drawing small circles with dumbbells as if twirling a jump rope.
  • Do 2 sets of 16 jumps.

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Pass Under

Targets: Arms, butt, and legs

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, a dumbbell in right hand, arms by sides.
  • Lunge forward with right leg, bending both knees 90 degrees, and pass dumbbell under right thigh from right hand to left hand.
  • Return to start, then quickly lunge forward with left leg, passing dumbbell under left thigh from left hand to right hand, to complete 1 rep.
  • Do 2 sets of 16 reps.

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Suitcase Swing

Targets: Shoulders, abs, butt, and legs

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms by sides, holding a dumbbell in right hand.
  • Lower into a squat.

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Overhead Press Pulse

Targets: Shoulders and upper back

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand, with elbows bent 90 degrees out at shoulder level, palms facing forward (like a goalpost).

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mkolier wrote:

the ads on the videos are really excessive and annoying. will not be watching 30 seconds of ads to watch a 30 second demo video.

4/29/2013 07:15:52 PM Report Abuse
avril_larissa wrote:

Am I doing this wrong? How does this move work out the arms at all?

8/27/2012 12:59:25 PM Report Abuse
ann-reneehobbs wrote:

Hey there, I unable to view most of the the videos that you have available. Thank You.

12/20/2010 11:57:29 AM Report Abuse

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