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Reese Witherspoon's Arms and Shoulders Workout

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Use these moves, designed by Reese Witherspoon's personal trainer, to sculpt your arms and shoulders.

Reese Witherspoon has always had a petite figure, but after her public divorce from Ryan Phillippe, Reese has looked better than ever. The Oscar-winning actress and mom of two used exercise to deal with the stress of her divorce. We say bravo for dealing with stress the healthy way! Here are the workout moves and tips from her trainer, Michael George.

Sculpt Sexy Arms and Shoulders Like Reese

Targets: Shoulders and biceps

  • Sit on a stability ball, holding a 3- to 5-pound dumbbell in each hand, palms facing up.
  • Curl weights toward shoulder, then slowly press dumbbells overhead while turning palms to face forward.
  • Return to start, turning arms back in as you lower. Do 20 reps; 3 sets total.

Tone Your Body with Cardio

"Every day should be something a little different when it comes to your workout routine," says trainer Michael George. "Otherwise, your body gets bored and you stop seeing results."

"Swimming is one of the best ways to tone your upper body," says George. Aim for 30 minutes, three times per week for best results. Other great arm and shoulder exercises: Jumping rope and playing tennis or basketball.


Originally published on, September 2008.


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