That Jennifer Aniston, she's one lucky lady. I don't know if there's ever been a time where she's had something I didn't want. Take her hunky boyfriend (and co-homeowner) Justin Theroux, for example. Or her signature Rachel haircut. And dayyyummm, I would DIE for her arms!
Welp, turns out her biceps are something I too can have! In fact, her sexy arm secret isn't all that tough. Jen told InStyle:
"I take 8 pound weights with me whenever I'm staying in a hotel. It's always good to do arm exercises when you're watching television or talking on the phone. I also love to stretch before I go to bed, and usually throw in a couple sit-ups."
Looks like Jen has the right attitude about getting in her strength training time. It's not when you do it, but that you DO it -- that matters.
We've all been there: It's been a long day of work and running errands and you know you should head to the gym, but you just don't have it in ya to keep on going. That's exactly when Jen's advice comes in handy. It's a misconception I think many of us have, that we have to be IN the gym to actually work on our fitness. Not. At. All.
Just like Jen says, simply picking up weights during a commercial break or while you wait for a pot of water to boil on the stove can make all the difference. The best part? Most weights are sold proportionately to their cost. Want an eight-pound weight? Commonly, it's only $8, and so on! Pretty cheap, right? That means Jen's go-to routine only costs $16!
There's no arguing that small sets of reps, when combined throughout a day, can add up to some serious effort. Try thinking of it this way: if you do three sets of bicep curls an hour, five different times throughout the day, that could be about 30 minutes of workout time you would have skipped out on otherwise!
Makes you really think about all your down time, eh? I know one thing: It would definitely make me feel less guilty when there are days I can't make it to the gym. After three more weeks of American Idol commercials, I'm hoping for some more bicep definition! A girl can hope!
Do you take the time to lift weights on your own? Do you have a celebrity fit-spiration?
Image via InStyle