Thursday, May 30, 2013

PoW PoW - Gun Show!

This is a sponsored post and part of a campaign with Under Armour and FitFluential

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I have always been a fan of women with biceps. I remember watching "What's Love Got To Do With It" and being fascinated by Angela Bassett's arms. She was so beautiful as Tina Turner and so ripped! What about Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in the Terminator movies?!?! I remember wanting to have her arms soooo bad and I'm pretty sure that this is when my obsession with bicep veins started!

As part of my participation in the Under Armour What's Beautiful campaign, I have been completing various challenges on my journey to crushing the goal that I have set for myself! One of these challenges was sheer PERFECTION and I couldn't wait to share it with you guys!

The Up in Arms Challenge is about sharing what exercise best shows off your arms! Now, I'm not being a showoff or jerk here but my arms are one of the best parts of my body. Some time back, I did a Things I Like About Me post and I wrote
"5. My arms. *I lift hard and I lift heavy.
 My arms can wrap themselves around The Princess 
and show her that I love her to the moon & back. 
My arms can lift my daughter's wheelchair in & out 
of the car without assistance. 
My arms can carry multiple bags of groceries in 
one trip from the car to the house. 
My arms look great in sleeveless clothing. #yeahisaidit" 

We can blame it on my never-ending quest to have arms like Angela or Linda! I couldn't decide on just ONE exercise so I'm going to share with you one of my bicep & tricep workouts!

Standing cable rope curls
5 sets of 10
Standing tricep extension
5 sets of 15

Seated incline bicep curls
5 sets of 12
Lying tricep pullover
5 sets of 10

Hammerstrength bicep curl
5 sets of 10
Standing tricep kickbacks
5 sets of 8
LifeFitness dips
5 sets of 6

If you are interested in other arm workouts, you can check out the workout video Tom & I shared in my How I Get It Done post or head over to Muscle and Fitness Hers. IFBB Figure Pro Jelena Abbou shares her "bare bones" approach to arms training in her Better Bi's and Tri's article.

Feel free to check out the other challenges I've completed on my profile page! You can tweet or pin any of my images if you so desire! And if you're still dragging your feet, just join the competition! Stop stalling! I know you wanna! Head over to the What's Beautiful website and create your profile!


  1. I'm so impressed with your progress and dang girl!!!! Those GUNS!!!!

  2. That pink looks great on you! I'm on a quest for the best biceps/triceps too. Glad to see you rocking it!

  3. Is it legal to carry guns like yours???????

  4. Sweet. I have ALWAYS been a big fan of Linda Hamilton's arms too! Go get em!

  5. Wow, just wow! got some envy going on over here, lol.
    Who needs fire power when you're rockin' those guns?!

    P.S. Loved and admired those ladies too. =)


  6. Wow! Wow! Wow! Your arms are out of this world.

    Sean caught your blog this weekend. I must have left it up and he was like, wow, she's hot, lol. So I think I need to start working on my arms ;) and eating better. One step at a time.