Happy July! This month we're doing a squat challenge - these will help you get that round, toned booty. We're doing body-weight squats - starting with just 10 and working up to 160. As you increase the number of squats, feel free to break them up into sets (20 or 25 is a good amount).
To do a body weight squat, stand with your legs slightly wider than hip-width with your feet slightly angled out. Keep your knees in line with your feet as you squat. Lower yourself by moving your butt backwards, and then stand. You can raise your arms in front of you like I show in the video, or you can let them hang loose at your side. Just don't place them on your legs or use your hands to push yourself up.
This month we're doing an arms challenge - these moves will help you get sculpted, sexy arms. All you need is a pair of dumbbells - if you're a beginner, use 2 or 3 pound weights. If you're more advanced, feel free to use 5 or even 8 pound dumbbells. Our first move is bicep curls. We're starting off with just 10.
To do a bicep curl, stand straight with a weight in each hand. Keep your elbows close to your torso and rotate your palms so they face forward. Exhale and curl your weights to shoulder level while contracting your biceps. Briefly pause and squeeze your biceps, then inhale and slowly lower your weights to the starting position.
Today we're moving on to the next move of the August Arms Challenge - tricep extensions! These will help tone your upper arms and get rid of that wobble. All you need is a pair of dumbbells - if you're a beginner, use 2 or 3 pound weights. If you're more advanced, feel free to use 5 or even 8 pound dumbbells.
To do a tricep extension, stand straight with a weight in each hand. Hold the weights behind your head with your elbows bent and pointed up towards the sky. Exhale and straighten your arms to lift the weights overhead. Briefly pause, then inhale and slowly lower your weights to the starting position. Follow this challenge to get your arms sculpted!