Friday Fitness Challenge: Belly Fat Blasting Arm Circles

Whan to blast belly fat, but hate crunches? You’re in luck! Core exercises don’t always need to be done on the floor. This exercise helps you get up off the floor and works your obliques, upper and lower abs, as well as your shoulders and arms.

For this week’s Fitness Challenge, I challenge you to perform a total of 30 arm circles (15 in each direction) daily for a full week. Are you up for the #FatBlastingArmCircle challenge?

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To perform:

  1. Stand with your legs slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Hold a 5-pound dumbbell (or use a filled water bottle if a dumbbell isn’t available) with both hands in front of your body with straight arms.

Keep your back straight and your core tight. See Figure 10-2 to get an idea of the position you should be in. If you prefer, you can start with no weight and gradually build up.

  1. While keeping both hands on the weight and your arms straight, slowly make a large circle with your arms to the right, above your head, to the left, and back to the starting position.

Keep your core tight the whole time you’re making the circle.

  1. Repeat the preceding step 15 times to the right and 15 times to the left for one set. Rest for 30 seconds.

Advanced: Over time, build up to an 8- or 10-pound dumbbell.

Keep me updated on how you are doing with your #FatBlastingArmCircle challenge!

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