Grab a 5-to 8-pound dumbbell in each hand and stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, arms at your sides (A). With arms straight but not locked, raise the weights in a V shape until your arms are parallel to the floor (B). Hold for 1 second, then return to start. Do 12 to 15 reps. Tip: If you arch your back or swing the dumbbells for momentum, use less weight.
Grab a dumbbell in each hand and stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent. Hold the dumbbells just above your shoulders, palms facing each other (A). Press the weights up until your arms are straight overhead (B). Hold for 1 second, then take 3 seconds to lower the dumbbells back to start. Do 6 to 8 reps.
Grab the dumbbells and get into the top of a pushup position with your hands on the weights and your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart (A). Bend your right arm and raise the dumbbell to chest level, pressing the left dumbbell into the floor for balance (B).Lower the weight to the floor, then repeat the move on the left side. That’s 1 rep; do 6 to 8.
Remember: Do 2-3 sets of the workout with no more than 1 minute rest in between. This challenge isn’t supposed to be easy!
In addition to your arm workout, don’t forget to keep up the ab routine from Day 1!
Rosie the Riveter says:
Let me know how Day 1 went in the comments section! I know that we will all be feeling really good about ourselves at the end of the 7 days if we keep this up! Stick with it…no excuses!