5-MINUTE STRONG, Sexy Arms Workout

5-MINUTE STRONG, Sexy Arms Workout

MOVE 1: CANNONBALL DROP

How to:
Start behind a stability ball and roll forward by walking your hands on the floor until your knees are in the middle of the ball and your hands are under your shoulders. Then, bring your knees in toward your chest, relax, and drop your head. You will drop down onto one hip and then lift your hips up and drop to the other hip, keeping your knees in toward your chest the whole time.

This is a challenging exercise, and you can do little drops until you are strong enough to fully drop your hip onto the ball. You can also do no drops at all until you build up the strength and stability to do them.

Tip: Keep the knees close, and don’t let them get away from your chest.

MOVE 2: PLANK KNEE TO CHEST WITH PUSH UP

How to:
Start behind the ball and roll forward by walking your hands on the floor until your knees are in the middle of the ball and your hands are under your shoulders. (You can go all the way until just your feet are on the ball, but keep in mind, the farther forward you go, the more advanced and unstable this becomes.)

You will then lift one leg off of the ball and bring your knee toward your shoulder. Lower your torso towards the floor in a push-up with your knee as far toward your shoulder as possible. You’ll be at the bottom of your push-up. Repeat all of your repetitions on one side and then switch or alternate legs if needed.

MOVE 3: BACKSTROKE

How to:
Lying on your back (on the ball), keep your head back and neck relaxed with your feet pointing straight ahead and knees over your toes. Hold light weights (1-2 pounds for most), and move your arms similar to a swimming backstroke. However, instead of your arm by your hips and bringing it above your head you will bring it to the opposite hip and rotate your palm up.

Then, continue with a backstroke motion and, while keeping your arms straight, bring the weight up high and towards the other shoulder where your bicep ends up near your ear. Swing your arm around, and return your arm to the starting position. Repeat on the other side and continue switching sides.

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