Recently, my boyfriend became a live-in and one of his contributions to our home is a pull-up bar... *Life Changer*
I'm not sure if the novelty of the bar is still lingering or if I've just finally found the fun in arm day, but I love that thing. It's like I'm back in elementary school on the playground!!
Before you read the following, freak out, and close your browser window, let me explain: This workout is to be done multiple times, expecting gradual improvement. Start by trying it out, setting a baseline for what you are capable of, then try it again a few days later, pushing for one more rep!
Secondly, feel free to take a break in the middle of a set. This workout is ONLY meant as a competition with oneself.
With feet flat on the ground, and arms lifted and held out to the side-- parallel to the floor, begin doing forward arm circles. Continue for 30 seconds.
Jumping jacks- 1 min
Arm circles (backward)- 30 sec
Workout: (again, look for gradual improvement over days, weeks, or months)
5 pull ups, 15 push ups
10 pull ups, 10 push ups
15 pull ups, 5 push ups
Yoga flow concentrating on asanas that promote relief of the muscles in the arms and back. See below for a flow I might use: