#LGBeautyAndBooty Challenge: Upper Body Volume (W1D5)

There’s nothing that pairs better with a tight tush than fit and lean arms! Today’s upper body volume workout targets the biceps (front of arms), triceps (back of arms) and deltoids (shoulders) to shape a sexy set of lady guns 😉

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Q&A Friday: You asked and I’m happy to answer…always feel free to leave questions on my social media posts or right here on the blog. Each Friday, I’ll look for 3 questions and try to answer them as best as I can. I would also love to hear from YOU! The LGAccountability community is a group of health and fitness leaders who are full of inspiration and great ideas, so please feel free to chime in on these answers in the comments!

Q: What do you do for a warm up when you weight train?
A: We’ve learned so much about warm ups thanks to recent scientific studies. Long gone are the days of pure static stretching as a warm up. When it comes to warming up for a weight training workout, I like to begin with ~5 minutes of some form of cardio warm up to get the muscles going…a lap around the gym or  a few minutes are usually my go-tos. Then, as I move into the weight training, I always begin a given exercise with a warm up set before moving into a work set. For example, if I’m going to do a barbell back squat, I may start with 15 reps using just the bar as a warm up set. Then, I will increase the weight as I move into a challenging work set.

Q: Is it okay to have carbs after dinner?
A: This question tells me you have a great sense of nutrition, and particularly, carbohydrate timing! When it comes to carbs, we should retrain our brains to view them as energy for our workouts and our day. The body loves to metabolize carbs as fuel; however, if we are more sedentary, such as on an off day from the gym or such as later in the day, we don’t expend as much energy and our bodies don’t require lots of carbs. If you’re working out later in the day or active in the evening, I would still enjoy carbs later into the evening; however, in general, I like to taper carbs throughout the day! You can find the exact way I manipulate carbohydrates throughout the day to optimize results in the LG Meal Plan on page 17 of Eat Your Way Lean! Don’t forget, you can get the special challenge price, HERE

Daily Challenge: Friday’s are like fitness holidays here at LG.com….give me an #LGFlexFriday to show off those beautiful muscles you’ve been working on 🙂

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    August 28, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    LOVED this . Thank you!!!!

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    Taylor Grace
    August 28, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Love the Q&A portion now! In regards to your answer about carbs.. I usually always work out later in the day. Is it still "nutritionally smart" for me to still eat my carbs earlier in the day and continue to taper with just having carbs at dinner/after a few times a week?

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    Jackie H
    August 28, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Girl this killed me! But in a good way 😉 Do you ever stretch after lifting? My arms felt tensed for awhile after and I was worried I wouldn't even be able to lift a pot of water later lol lovin the challenge, keep up the great work!

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    Karla Silva
    August 28, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    Thanks for posting the Q&A! It is really helpful and great to read and learn more! Can't wait to do this work-out after work today 🙂

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    Connie Bea
    August 29, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    This post makes me wish I lived closer to you so we could workout together!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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    Laviniah Chero
    September 9, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    Woah great post! I want to try the shoulder taps


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