How to Get Red Carpet-Worthy Arms This Awards Season

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attends Under Armour Ambassador Simone De La Rue, Launches Her First Body By Simone DVD "The Signature Classes" At Her LA Studio on January 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.

It’s almost Oscar time which means there is MORE than a great need to look good on the red carpet. This season, the focus is less on miniscule waistlines and more on strength—strong arms, to be exact. That’s where fitness expert Simone De La Rue comes in. We just had to get some tips and tricks from the Under Armour Ambassador, who just released her first Body by Simone DVD, “The Signature Classes,” which consists of two 55-minute workouts (full body and dance cardio). Here, De La Rue shows how to get those red carpet-worthy arms we all so covet.

 

attends Under Armour Ambassador Simone De La Rue, Launches Her First Body By Simone DVD "The Signature Classes" At Her LA Studio on January 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.

1. Push up to side plank.
Muscles worked: shoulders, chest, back
Do 3 sets of 10 reps on each side.
Start in the plank position, lower your body down to the floor. Push-up to starting position and then twist into side plank. Be sure to engage in your core and Keep good form.
Repeat on the other side.

attends Under Armour Ambassador Simone De La Rue, Launches Her First Body By Simone DVD "The Signature Classes" At Her LA Studio on January 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.

2. Tricep dip with leg extension
Muscles worked: triceps, biceps, shoulders, core and glutes.
Do 2 sets of 10 reps on each leg.
Start in bridge position with fingertips facing your heels. Lift off one leg and extend upward. Lower body down as you dip at the elbow and bend knee. Raise up and extend to starting position. Swap legs and repeat.

attends Under Armour Ambassador Simone De La Rue, Launches Her First Body By Simone DVD "The Signature Classes" At Her LA Studio on January 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.

3. Triceps shredder
Muscles worked: triceps and shoulders
Do 30 reps on each arm.
Sit side saddle and wrap your right arm around your waist, extend left arm and place hand on the floor. Lower your body to the floor almost touching your shoulder to the floor. Then push back up to starting position. Swap to the other side and repeat.

4. No more bingo wings!
Muscles worked: triceps, back, core, quads and glutes.
Do 2 sets of 10 reps on each leg.
Using a 10 pound dumbbell, start in a deep runners lunge. Place the weight in your hands and bend at elbow to lower behind you. Extend arms and repeat. Keep low in your lunge to work your quads and glutes. Multi tasking!

5. Bicep curl and standing stabilizer
Muscles worked:biceps, core
Do 4 sets of 10 reps on each leg.
Stand on your right leg with you left knee bent at your knee. Place 3-5 pounds in each hand. Do a biceps curl as you balance and stabilize on one leg to engage in your core.

6. Row the boat.
Muscles worked: back and shoulders.
Do 4 sets of 10 reps.
Stand with both feet together and knees bent. Place a 10 pound weight in both hands. Extend your arms directly in front of you, bend at the elbow and pin your elbows back behind your body in a rowing motion. Be due to keep shoulders down and engage in core.

Under Armour Ambassador Simone De La Rue, Launches Her First Body By Simone DVD "The Signature Classes" At Her LA Studio

7. Cheat fly
Muscles worked: pecs, biceps and shoulders.
Do 4 sets of 10 reps
Lay on your back knees bent. Place a 5 pound weight in each hand. Extend them both directly in front of your chest. Slightly bend elbows as you extend your hands toward the floor. Squeeze your chest as you bring your arms back to the starting position.

attends Under Armour Ambassador Simone De La Rue, Launches Her First Body By Simone DVD "The Signature Classes" At Her LA Studio on January 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.

8. Leg kick back to tricep extension
Muscles worked: quads, hamstrings, glutes, core, back, triceps.
Do 2 sets of 10 on each side.
Stand on one leg with a 5 pound weight in each hand. Kick your right leg back behind you as you bend your left knee. At the same time extend your arms to a triceps extension. Bend at the elbow to return to starting position. Repeat.

9. Shoulder shaper
Muscles worked: shoulders
Stand on a resistance band and Place the handles in your hands. Raise both arms to a layers lift. Lower down and repeat. Be sure to keep shoulders down and abs engaged.

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