Kelly Ripa has great arms – her workout


 Kelly Ripa has an amazingly muscular body.  She has really defined arms.  She showed her workout routine on her show.  Her trainer is an ex-Marine and surprisingly all her routines can be done in the home with simple equipment (medicine ball, stabililty ball, skipping rope, treadmill for running inside).  Check out here for her routine ( and the video for the clip from her show.

June 9, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise. Leave a comment.

Change up your arm routine – Oxygen Magazine


I changed my arm routine today and used tips from the March 2009 edition of Oxygen Magazine.  It suggested to change your barbell grip with every set.  So after the one warm up set with 15lbs on the EZ bar I did normal spaced grip for the first set, wide spaced grip for the second and for the third a close spaced grip.  Wide grip is one hand larger than shoulder width one each side.  Close grip is 4 inches between hands.

The theory is that changing the grip recruits different muscle fibers to do the work – and the more fibers you get to work the more are damaged, then repaired in recovery meaning muscle growth.  This also produces a balanced-looking bicep.  I started with 15lbs to get the techniques right.

My arm muscles are really “popping out” I think from the added exercise from the 100 push ups challenge.

June 8, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, Interesting Articles. Leave a comment.

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