Since I really need to tone up my arms for sleeveless shirt season (Tennessee heat is NO joke), I chose It’s All in the Arms for day 2 of this 30 day Aaptiv review.
We are still consumed with sneezing and sore throats, so I had already hit the Benadryl before this workout, but it still went well.
It’s All in the Arms calls for 5-10 pound dumbbells, which I was not expecting because the class preview doesn’t mention it like most classes do, but it is mentioned in the full class description. I don’t have heavier weights, so I grabbed my 3’s and went with it. I will be purchasing heavier weights for the next time I do this one. I’m a total weakling, but the 3’s were too light for curls.
This workout also calls for a box or bench. I used a child’s wooden desk chair, and it worked great.
Mike was super easy to follow and his instructions were perfect. This workout is four exercises, repeated three times each.
I like to get as much as possible out of my workouts, especially when they are this short, so I held a deep squat position while doing the first two arm exercises in each set.
The last exercise in each set is a plank. When you push into the floor with your palms like you are trying to push the floor away, you can really feel the burn in your arms and chest.
Mike sounds laid back and the song selection is as also very laid back. I prefer a faster beat, but that is purely personal preference, and I suspect the slower beat is intended to keep you from doing the reps too quickly and not getting the full benefit from them.
I felt my triceps burn during this workout, but afterwards when I lifted my water, I could tell that I had used the other muscles too.