{WORKOUT} Upper Body Blast: When You’re Crunched For Time

by Kacie Phillips on August 9, 2012

Dumbbells have become my best friends.  Seriously.  Who knew that it was so simple to gain definition in your arms?  All you need: dumbbells!  Sure, I occasionally use machines, but the majority of my upper body workouts revolve around dumbbells.  When I am crunched for time, as I was yesterday, I opt for this routine.  You simple POWER through a few key workouts and BAM!

If you need a tutorial on any of the dumbbell exercises described above (or want to learn a few NEW ones), check out this fabulous tutorial with words and pictures.

I can proudly say that I took this picture post-workout yesterday.  Yes, I actually have arm muscles.  OH MY GOSH.  This is new to me.  I still get this giddy feeling when I look at my arms and SEE definition.  It’s pretty much an amazing feeling.  I feel so strong and empowered.  I have always been cardio, cardio, cardio but adding strength training (specifically upper body) has made me feel like such a bada$$. ;)  I recommend it to anyone and EVERYONE.

I have a busy day ahead of me!  Packing, moving, and hopefully a LONG run.  All of this on top of the to-do list that is still piling up.  I hope to have a weekly wrap-up tomorrow for all of my lovely followers!  Enjoy your Thursday, own your workouts, and make somebody SMILE today!

xoxo Savvy Sassy Me

  • http://www.roadrunnergirl.com Mindy @ Road Runner Girl

    Thanks for sharing! Pinning this workout…and hoping to do it today or tomorrow!!! :-)

  • http://lovelifesurf.com Christine @ Love, Life, Surf

    I love working out my arms. It’s so much easier for me to see progress and definition in my arms than legs. Geez, sometimes I feel like I work my legs to the bone with no results! This looks like a great workout.

    • Kacie Phillips

      I am with you! Once I started working my arms, I noticed definition after a few weeks. Legs? I work them to the bone as well, but I didn’t notice progress until I started doing squats. Literally made all the difference.

  • Lauren

    What weight dumbbells do you use, for say the workout you posted above?

    • Kacie Phillips

      I do 10-15 lbs!

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