Sculpt the Perfect Summer Arms

Summer is now in full swing which means breaking out the piece of clothing that is a staple in any lesbian wardrobe; the cutoff. The cutoff can be as simple as a wife-beater to as fancy as a sleeveless tuxedo shirt. Either way you want to make sure your arms are ready for their big debut. Here’s a quick workout routine aimed to strengthen and tone those arms so that every girl will be asking for their ticket to the gun show.

What you need: A set of DB (dumbbells) 8-10lbs and a chair.

V-Sit with DB Curl: Perform a DB curl in V-Sit position (leaning back with legs bent at 90 degrees in the air) on chair. Repeat 10x together, 20x alternating curls.

V-Sit with DB Press: Perform an overhead press with DB in a V-sit position on chair. Repeat 10x together, 20x alternating presses.


Plank with Forward Arm Raise: Assume the plank position with hands resting just under the shoulders. Slowly raise one arm in front in line with head while your hips stabilize. The less your hips move the more you will feel in your abdominals. Repeat arm raises 30x total.

Plank with DB Row: Staying in the plank position, perform a single arm row. Make sure your elbow comes past your torso with each row. Alternate each arm and repeat for a total of 30x.

Repeat this set 3-4x, adjusting the weight to each individual’s ability. Try not to rest between each exercise but at the end of the circuit for 1-2 minutes. For best results, repeat this workout twice a week.

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About Lizzy

Lizzy is a lifelong motivator and a transplant to the Chicagoland area. She moved around quite a bit when she was younger, but has been happily calling this city home for the better half of a decade. She works as a personal trainer and youth performance coach. Her life’s passion is helping others achieve their goals. When she’s not coaching you can find her on the path training for an ultramarathon or landing tackles on the rugby pitch. She also volunteers weekly for a non-profit company helping adults with long term care disabilities. Lizzy is nationally certified in personal fitness as well as sports performance. Her enthusiasm and energy can’t help but be contagious. Helping make the site more well rounded, Lizzy is going to infuse us all all with a new sense of health and wonder. She is super excited to lend her unique voice to The L Stop and help people get excited about fitness!


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