Michelle Obama's Arm Workout

March 23th, 2009

It's been about two months since our country got a new First Lady and since then, everybody's been going crazy over her body. It seems kind of strange that we would fall in love with a first lady in that sort of way but First Ladies haven't been much to look at recently. We've had Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton and finally Laura Bush so it's no wonder everyone wants Michelle Obama's arms.

To get toned arms, you need to incorporate two new elements into your lifestyle: healthy diet and exercise. The reason that Michelle Obama's arms are toned is because she eats the right amount and kind of foods, and combines that with regular exercise.

Your first step is to fix your diet. Start by figuring out how many calories you need each day. Use the calorie calculator for an michelle obamaestimate. If you don't want to count your calories, you can start eating healthier by cutting all the junk out of your diet. Generally, healthy foods are more filling and lower in calories than unhealthy choices.

Get rid of all the foods that are high in sugar and refined-white flour (chips, white bread/pasta, soda, doughnuts & pastries, candy and most fruit juices). The sugar found in these foods are very likely to be stored as fat making your arms the opposite of toned.

Replace sugary snacks with foods that are high in fiber (100% whole wheat bread/pasta, fruits, vegetables, brown rice and oats). Foods that are high in fiber are digested a lot slower meaning that your body is much less likely to store these calories as fat right away.

Next, you'll need to work on your workout routine. To burn fat you ned to engage in cardiovascular exercise (running, swimming, biking and playing sports). These activities will burn calories and help you get rid of your arm fat. Cardio can be done 3-5 times per week. You also need to build some muscle to get a toned look. If you don't do any strength training, you'll be skinny, not toned.

Sample Arm Workout

You can do this workout 1-2 times per week. Do 2-3 sets per exercise and pick a weight that will allow you to complete 8-12 repetitions per set. Don't just count up to 8 or 12, if you can do more than 12, raise the weight and if you can't do at least 8, lower it. Your last repetition has to be your real last repetition, when you physically can't complete anymore.

Remember that you can't spot reduce. Your body picks where the weight comes off of and there's nothing you can do to alter this process. A reduced calorie intake that is combined with a good exercise routine will give you Michelle Obama's Arms.