Finally an exercise video that excites a couch potato like me. LA based trainer Jackie Warner has a workout DVD ( One-On One Training with Jackie) that includes a 2o minute upper body workout. After watching it curled up in a chair, I actually got up, grabbed my 3 pound handweights and joined in. It starts with a short but targeted warm-up rather than a looong warm-ups seen in other exercise programs. The Warner warm-up focused on the upper body, stretching and activating the arms and shoulders.
Warner clearly explains which exercise does what. The movements are straight forward and even I could follow along. Rather than the traditional 3 sets of 10 reps, Warner does each exercise for about a minute — about a total of 45-60 reps. Its the same number as … Continue Reading… →
This week the host of Fashion Flash is Geri of Fab Over Fifty. I think that maybe the best way to describe this great site is to think of it as the Huff Po for women. It covers so much ground — fashion, finances, health, beauty, family issues and relationships in dynamic and always changing features. One of my favorites is the feature “Hot or Not”? It features a photo of a FOF (their term for Fabulous Over Fifty women) ) in a dramatic outfit. Then she has 3-4 stylists comment on the look. This week the look is red framed eye glasses ( always good), a huge red plastic necklace, a droopy grey knit dress and a down vest. The comments are constructive rather than cruel and always informative and entertaining.
A set of toned shapely arms is one of my biggest beauty goals for 2012. Michelle Obama looks beautiful wearing bright little cardigans over sleeveless dresses, but when I do that, I just look like I’m cold. Its time to feel good about my” guns” And there is certainly no shortage of tools and experts on the subject. Handweights, exercise bands, push-ups, pilates, yoga and the list of solutions just seems to go on and on. So before going out and buying that Groupon coupon for a class on Kettlebell Kickboxing ( I’m not making that up) I decided to go fundamental and find out why my arms are crinkly and wrinkly. Just like getting to the causes of facial aging to choose the most effective solution, I needed to explore the anatomy of the arm.