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Get Sleek, Sexy Arms!


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Your shoulders and upper back tend to carry less fat than the rest of your body, so the right arm exercises can give this area a nearly instant makeover, says Ramona Braganza, a celebrity trainer who has worked with stars such as Anne Hathaway and Jessica Alba. Braganza’s upper-body workout, below, hits every major muscle and will help stabilize your shoulder joints, improve your posture, and build that strong, toned look you’re after.

Materials You Need And What You Need To Do:

For this arm workout, use five-to eight-pound weights, perform 15 to 20 reps of each exercise and go from one move to the next with little or no rest between. Do two or three sets three times a week.

Move 1: Reverse Fly

Grab a pair of dumbbells and stand with your feet hip-width apart and your knees bent. Bend forward at the hips and let your arms hang straight down from your shoulders, palms facing. Raise both arms out to the sides as you squeeze your shoulder blades together. Return to start. That’s one rep.


Move 2: Biceps Curls

Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides, palms facing forward, and keep your back straight and chest up. Without moving your upper arms, bend your elbows and curl the weights toward your shoulders. Slowly lower the weights back to the starting position, straightening your arms completely. That’s one rep.


Move 3: Dumbbell Cross Jab

Stand with your feet a bit wider than hip width and knees slightly bent. Hold the dumbbells at chest height with elbows bent and palms facing each other. Extend your left arm across your body until the weight is in line with your right shoulder. As you return to start, repeat with the right arm. That’s one rep.


Move 4: Lying Triceps Extension

Lie face-up on a bench and hold a pair of dumbbells above your head, arms straight and palms facing each other. Without moving your upper arms, bend your elbows to lower the dumbbells until they are at either side of your head. Pause, then lift the weights back to the starting position. That’s one rep.


Take what she commented into consideration:

Barbara Capers
“First and foremost, exercise by itself will NOT get rid of jiggly arms. If you have jiggly arms, you can do all these great exercises for your arms, and a few months later, you’ll have nice, firm arms… underneath all the fat that’s STILL there. You need to focus on lowering your body fat percentage first.

I’m having a lot of success losing the excess fat following the weight loss program at: I still have a few more pounds to lose to get that flat stomach I want, but that thought alone keeps me motivated.

Remember, doing arm exercises without reducing your body fat first will only result in greatly developed arms, hidden behind a mountain of fat. Spot reduction does not work!

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Eat Healthier Desserts!

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Baked Apples

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

· 1 medium apple (I love the taste of Honey Crisp apples)
· 1/4 cup water
· 1/4 tsp. granulated sugar
· 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
· 1/4 cup Fat Free Reddi-wip


  1. To make this yummy dessert, first preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Core the apple by taking a knife and cutting a circle around the core, and then pull it out.
  3. Place the apple in a casserole dish and pour water over the it.
  4. Then sprinkle it with sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Bake in the oven until the apple is tender, for about 45 minutes.
  6. Top the apple with fat-free Reddi-wip.
  7. Enjoy!

Credit to Seventeen Magazine
“Nutrition Tips From The Biggest Loser Expert!” Seventeen. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2013.

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Having a nice, round rear end can be a nice way to fill out a new pair of jeans or a new swimsuit. But like any other body part, you can’t spot reduce to get the firmer, rounder butt you want. With the right combination of diet and exercise , you can slim your bottom down. Add the proper lower body exercises to your daily workout and you will have the firm, round butt you want in ample time.


Running is an easy exercise that aids in weight loss, reduces stress and builds muscle in the legs, thighs and especially the butt. To increase the butt-building potential of running, add hills to an outdoor run. If you’re running on a treadmill, add an incline to the routine. Also, doing a sprinting-running combo will also increase the intensity of your workout to give you a rounder, firmer butt.



According to, squats are small, yet powerful moves to tone your butt. Squats are also a total lower-body workout that builds the thighs and hips. Begin squats by standing shoulder-width apart and placing dumbbells at shoulder height. Bend your knees, making sure that they are behind your toes. Lower yourself into a sitting position, pushing your butt slightly out behind you. Tighten your abs and keep your upper body straight. Return to the starting position. Complete 10 to 12 reps for two to four sets.


Lunges says that doing lunges is a great way to work out your butt, quads, inner and outer thighs, and hamstrings. Lunges will give you a round, firm butt while also slimming and toning your legs and thighs. Begin lunges by placing your hands on your hips and standing with your legs together. Step forward with your left leg and as you land, lower your body toward the ground. Make sure to keep your front knee behind your toes and your back knee close to, but not touching the floor. Rise up, push your weight on your front leg, and lunge forward with your back leg, repeating the previous move. Complete 10 to 15 reps on each leg for two to four sets.


Step-ups will give you a nice round butt, as well as work your hips, thighs and legs. Begin by standing in front of the step and placing your left foot on the step heel first. Step up with your right foot. Finally step back down with your left foot first, then right. Repeat. Complete 15 to 20 reps on each leg for two to four sets.


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