Target your arms with this heart-pumping upper body workout by January 2017 cover model Tiffiny Hall.Gear: nadaGo: 20 seconds’ work, 10 seconds’ rest, 4-6 rounds (push yourself!)Words/workout: Tiffiny Hall (pictured)Photography: Future Pictures1. Jab, cross punchesIt’s the ol’ one-two! You can make this one a bit trickier with some hand weights if you’re up for the challenge.
Heading to the gym during the cold and dark winter mornings is about as enticing as a dentist appointment. To help keep the winter blues at bay and maintain your shape, try this sweat sesh courtesy of 360 Health personal trainer and physiotherapist Alexandra Kierdorf-Robinson (@swedishalex) – all from the comfort of your own home.Photography: Athletic Agencies, Miles Muecke.This workout will not only result in a surge of endorphins with its high-intensity efforts, but will also save you some serious coin, requiring only a chair to complete.The workout is organised into five supersets (performing two exercises back to back), followed by a short rest. This form of training is quick and efficient – maximising results while minimising the impact on your busy lifestyle. Target muscle groups including your booty, arms and core, while the supersets ensure your heart rate is kept high for maximum fat burn.Get it donePerform your warm-up before moving onto superset 1. Once both exercises of the supersets have been completed, rest for 30 seconds
Resistance band upright row Target your delts, biceps and traps with this upright row. All you need is a resistance band.Perks: Sculpts shapely shoulders.Move: Stand with both feet on top of the band, about hip-width apart and criss-cross the bands in each hand to create an ‘X’. Start with your arms down, palms/handles on top of thighs and a slight bend in your elbows. Keep the handles close to your body and pull them straight up towards your chest. Come up until your arms are parallel with the floor, pause for a second at the top, lower back down, and repeat.(Fit Tip: Be sure that your elbows do not come up higher than 90 degrees, as this puts added strain on the rotator cuff.)Words and workout by Ashley Azevedo.Photography by James Patrick.Check out these top 14 exercises for toned arms.
Cable One-Arm Triceps Extension Target and strengthen your arms with the cable one-arm tricep extention.The Move: Cable One-Arm Triceps ExtensionWhy: Isolating the triceps one arm at a time with cable extensions helps concentrate on the triceps muscle and ensures continuous muscle tension throughout entire exercise.How: With your right hand, grab a single handle attached to the high cable pulley. Stand directly in front of weight stack. Now pull the weight down so that your upper arm and elbow are locked into the side of your body.
Side lunges with kettlebell Target your inner and outer thighs with these side lunges.How to:Stand with feet together, holding a kettlebell with arms extended down.Start by taking a giant step to your left with your left leg, keeping your body facing forward and your left foot facing slightly outward.Bend your left knee and sit back slightly until your left thigh is parallel to the ground while keeping your right leg straight.Pause, then push off your left foot to return to start, repeating with the right leg.NEXT: Browse more A-list butt workouts>>
Tricep pushdown – rope attachment Target and strengthen your arms with the tricep pushdown.The Move:Triceps Pushdown – Rope AttachmentWhy: This is a strength, cable machine isolation movement for triceps to help target and strengthen.How: Attach rope to a high pulley. Grab with a neutral grip, palms facing one another. Standing up with torso straight and very small inclination forward, bring your arms up to 90 degrees. This is your starting position.Using the tricep, bring the rope down. At the end of the movement the arms are fully extended.Nail it: The upper arms should always remain stationary next to your torso and only your forearms should move