Tank top Tuesday: tricks for adding shape to your arms

So it’s possible, just possible, that I went shopping at Lululemon last week.

A class participant of mine just happened to be shopping there too. While I was in the change room trying on a pair of Wunder Unders (which somehow, came home with me… can you ever have enough black tights?), she was scouring the sale rack for items that she thought would look good on me. My own personal shopper! How great is that?

She came back with a bright, pink tank top and told me that I should try it on because (1) I wear too much black, (2) it was on sale ($29 less my R&D discount), (3) it was the last one and (4) it was my size. How could I refuse? Thanks so much June!

Great call, don’t you think?

I know, you want arms that you’d be proud to show off in a tank top too, right? Well you’re in luck. Today, Tuesday Trainer is featuring exercises guaranteed to strengthen your upper half.

I submitted my favorite upper body exercise; the pushup. In my opinion, pushups are the perfect exercise. They not only target your arms, chest and back, they’re also great for tightening up your midsection and butt. Check out my demo video and add some variety to your pushups.

Now head on over to Lindsay’s List to get your complete, upper body workout! Practice these moves three times a week, with weights/variations heavy enough to fatigue your muscles within 10-12 repetitions. You’ll be ready to rock those tank tops in no time!

What’s your favorite upper body move?

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  1. I agree — that pink tank is great on you. And I agree that push-ups are the Ultimate! Packable for any travel too!

  2. You are not going to believe this, but I have never purchased anything from lululemon!! I absolutely LOVE there stuff…but I am so afraid that once I start I won’t be able to stop. So instead I pin all of my lulu love and wish it was on my body. Can I get a sponsor or something?! Great call on the push-ups! I need to practice them more often…add to the workout list today.

    • Ha, ha! Lulu is terribly addictive. And they come out with new stuff every time you turn around! The up side is, their clothes are very well made (although a bit lower quality since they left Vancouver…). I have a great tax accountant who works hard to write off my purchases as ‘work expenses’!

  3. LOVE the top!! Very flattering!
    (and thanks for the TT linkage!!!)

  4. I love me some push-ups of all kinds!!!! LOVE! I have so many arm moves I love that I can’t even pick but push-ups make me feel strong!

    I LOVE THE TOPS! Looking good!

  5. love tank top!
    and pushups! they rule!

  6. I love pushups but I am TERRIBLE at them! I need to build up my arm strength. And I’ve never been shopping to Lulu either, but I love the tank top. It looks great! πŸ™‚

  7. you look AWESOME, Girl!

    I love to hate dips.

  8. Reblogged this on Inspiredweightloss.

  9. I think I’m going to have to check this lulu site out, cute. And great arm workouts. I will def try’em.