Thursday, February 26, 2009
Michelle Obama has been thrust into the public eye now that she is the new First Lady of the United States.
There are probably few other women in North America that will be forced to Go Sleeveless as much as Michelle will in the coming years.
How many times have you made excuses for not going out because you were unhappy with the way you looked or were having an 'off' day?
I know I've had my share. I've turned down going for a pint with my mates because I just didn't want to be seen in public (this is not something that just women go through).
But what happens when you are in a position like Michelle Obama, and you can't simply shrug off the invitations? It's not as simple as just throwing something on, doing your hair, and hoping no one will notice...there are going to be camera's pointed from every possible angle just waiting to catch an unflattering shot.
So how does a woman like Michelle Obama keep in shape, and get arms that are worthy of the cover of Vogue?
And how does she find time being a 44 year old mother of two, and arguably, now the busiest woman in the United States?
Momlogic asked Michelle Obama about her toned arms and workout routine. “I go to the gym three times a week — as often as I can, really. I work with a fabulous trainer for about an hour each session. We do a lot of cardio and weight training. For me, exercise is more than just physical — it’s therapeutic.”
That is one way of doing it, but can it be done in less time and without a trainer?
You don't need to spend an hour a day working out, and you don't need to bore yourself to tears on a treadmill or elliptical to get a decent workout in, and you don't need a trainer with you to push you to the limits each day.
Look, if the busiest woman in America can have toned and sexy arms, then YOU can have toned and sexy arms. It's that simple.
Here is a quick no-weight workout that I recommend for getting toned and sculpted arms like Michelle Obama.
Michelle Obama's Arms Workout
2 minutes of jogging in place
Rest 60 Seconds
15 No-Jump Burpees
15 Deep Plie Squats
Rest 60 seconds
Alternating Plank - 16x6 seconds holds
Narrow Grip Incline Pushups - As many as you can
Chair Dips - As many as you can
Rest 60 Seconds
Repeat entire circuit twice more
This whole workout will take you about 18-20 minutes, you don't need a single piece of equipment, and you can do it with only about 6 square feet of floor space.
This workout will get you arms like Michelle Obama's, in half the time.
If you need detailed descriptions of how to perform these exercises, check the photos and step-by-step instructions in section 3 of your Go Sleeveless manual.