Toned Arms // Home Workout is a new workout from Heather Robertson. It has been a while since I have reviewed one of Heather’s workouts but that hasn’t stopped from doing them. I still revisit my favorites of hers that have already been reviewed here. But I like the length of this one. It is perfect for a fitness break during my workday (I am currently teleworking). I have already done it a few times and I decided to create a blog post about it. Toned Arms is an interval workout. There are 10 strength exercises, each exercise is done for 30 seconds and the 10 exercise circuit is repeated. There are no breaks between exercises so you lose time if you change dumbbells. I would probably swap dumbbells for some of the exercises if I were doing this as part of my main workout but currently I am using it as a fitness break and 5 pound dumbbells are sufficient for that. For some of the exercises 5 pounds is actually all I can manage! But for a few of them a heavier dumbbell would have been more appropriate. But either way, it is a great little mini workout to combine with other workouts or do on it’s own for a quick pump.
Like most of Heather’s workouts, there is no talking, just great music. There is a counter in the bottom right hand corner of the screen, counting down your intervals. Near the end of each interval, a rectangle appears in the upper right hand corner of the screen, previewing the next exercise.
Toned Arms // Home Workout is 13 minutes; no warm up and 2:15 minute stretch. Equipment: dumbbells (Heather is using 5 pound dumbbells).
- Alternating front raise
- Double arm straight arm side raise
- Bent over rear delt flys, alternate arms
- Overhead press, lowering arms to goal post then bringing elbows/DBs together in front of body, open arms back to goal post and do an overhead press
- Start with bent arms in front of body, DBs at chest level and palms facing each other, from this starting position lift one arm/DB overhead while pressing other arm/DB out straight to side, alternate sides bringing arms back to starting position between each rep
- Bicep curls, lowering very slowly and raising quickly
- Fast alternating bicep curls
- Double arm overhead tricep extensions
- Fast alternating tricep kickbacks
- Alternating front punches while in split stance
- Repeat #1-10