DIY Workouts + Freebies from YAS
We hate to join the media legions bent on freaking you out about how soon summer will be here, and how potentially far you are from the banging beach body of your dreams. So instead we’ll just say that a good workout feels amazing, which is exactly how we want you to feel whether you’re frolicking on a beach in Saint-Tropez or just killing time in your cubicle. So, we asked YAS Fitness Center founder Kimberly Fowler for a few moves you can do at home to quickly tone up your upper body. You can find more moves like these on Kimberly’s new Yoga + Weights DVD -- and we're giving away 2 copies to 2 lucky broke girls today. All you have to do to be *entered to win is Tweet or Facebook share this article, making sure to tag @BrokeGirlsGuide. Kimberly is also offering our readers a free RIPPED class at any YAS location with mention of “Broke Girl’s Guide.”
Now, put aside your excuses, grab a set of 2 or 3 lbs weights and a yoga mat (optional), and get ready to feel good about accepting any Saint-Tropez offers that may come your way.
Chair Pose with Shoulder Press
Step feet together and reach arms above head, palms facing in. Sink hips back, as though about to sit in a chair. Slowly bend elbows at right angles, lowering upper arms to shoulder height and turning palms forward. Straighten arms overhead. Do 5 times. Then bring hands to shoulders and return to standing.
From Standing position, step left leg back 3 to 4 feet and bend right knee. Extend arms to shoulder height, palms down. Lift hands 4 to 5 inches. Hold for 10 seconds, then lower. Do 5 times. Repeat other side.
MUSCLE MOVE: Add 5 slow biceps curls, bending elbows and bringing hands towards shoulders
Seated Pose with Upright Row
Seat with legs extended and feet flexed. Grip weights and bring them to your thighs. Slowly raise weights to chin with elbows extending out. Slowly lower to thighs and repeat 8 times.
*DVD giveaway ends Thursday, March 8 at midnight.
Mar 02, 2012 - 09:10 AM