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Monday, September 14, 2009

Get First Lady Arms By Next Spring

There's no need to question the fact that Michelle Obama has great arms. But there is one question many women have asked: how?

In an article in Women's Health, the first lady’s personal trainer reveals some of his techniques that have helped shape those arms we've become so familiar with.

Fall is approaching, and you know what that means: Lots of women will reach for big flaw-covering sweaters and forget all about their arms until the weather breaks.

If this describes you, there’s nothing wrong with grabbing a sweater (after all, it’ll be cold). But consider taking this time to get your arms ready for next spring.

Let me give you the rundown.

In order to get great arms, you have to do two things: Lose bodyfat and firm up.

Cardio and healthy eating will help you lose fat and resistance training will help you get firm.

Obama's trainer has revealed his approach here. As always, there is always more than one way to reach a goal.

Here's what I suggest you do: Get on a good cardio and weight training regimen. I recommend a minimum of 20 minutes of cardio at a time, three times a week. Try to work up toward an hour in duration. As for weights, try this starter arm routine (use a weight heavy enough that you are struggling to hit your last few reps).

Tricep kickbacks: 2 sets of 12-15 reps
Bicep curls: 2 sets of 12-15 reps
Tricep pushdowns: 2 sets of 12-15 reps
Bicep hammer curls: 2 sets of 12-15 reps

Tiffiany Moore is a certified personal trainer and NANBF figure compeitor. Read more at Questions or comments? E-mail Follow on Twitter at

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