Reality star Kourtney Kardashian has a pretty fit physique.
The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star took to her Instagram Stories around this time last month to reveal how she gets her chiseled abs by sharing exercises available on her Poosh website.
Now that fans have firmed up their abs, the Poosh founder is trying to help her followers focus on another problem area… their arms!
Kourtney Kardashian Reveals How She Gets Her Bikini Body Year Round!
“The Kardashians” star took to her Instagram Stories to share a snap of her standing in front of a white curtain panel. She has her dark hair slicked back behind her as she models a one-piece leopard print swimsuit with a belted middle.
Over the photo, Kourtney includes a link to her Poosh website, with the headline: “At-Home Workouts for Pilates Arms,” where she provides descriptions of how to perform mostly bodyweight workouts that can be performed at home to get lean arms.
At the beginning of the article, Kourtney points out the different ways that having an upper body can be helpful, like being able to carry more stuff in a shopping basket and bringing in all of your groceries in one trip.
She further explains that she likes to use Pilates movements to tone the arms muscles because “the movements work our slow-twitch muscle fibers, aka the harder-to-get ones that we don’t typically give much attention to.” Not only do these kinds of workouts help with muscle tone, but they also enhance stability.
Try Doing These Arm Workouts While Watching TV!
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If you have a Pilates ring, you can check out the video above for a visual demonstration of how to perform each exercise. You can work the chest by holding the Pilates ring in front of you at chest height and squeezing with the palms facing each other. Kourtney suggests squeezing for ten reps.
To work the biceps, you first place one of the pads of the ring in the crook of your neck. Then lift your corresponding arm and place your palm on the opposite pad. Press down and release for ten reps per side.
You can also use the Pilates ring to work the lats. First, position the ring so that one of the pads is resting just above your right hip. Then, reach your arm down and put your other palm on the remaining pad and use that palm to press the ring toward your body. Release and repeat for ten reps per side.
Don’t Have A Pilates Ring? No Problem! Check Out The 5-Minute Video Below!
If you don’t have any weights, Pilates rings, or other equipment, you can also get a good workout by just using your own body weight. In the video above, fans can follow the video and watch how easy exercise is performed and follow along with the fitness model.
Some exercises perform in the video are a reach with rotation, which involves squeezing your shoulder blades and rotating your arms to be face up in a kneeling position. Another exercise is shoulder rotation, which involves rotating your shoulders to move your forearms away from one another.
Another exercise that fans can use is a shoulder press, which is standing with your arms in a “goal post” position and stretching them overhead. This exercise can really work the arms if you press them against a wall. Another exercise is a lateral raise hold, which involves extending your arms in a “T” position and just holding them in place.
Have Some Weights? Kourtney Kardashian Recommends Adding Some Resistance To Your Arms!
In the less-than-ten-minute video seen above, the model only uses one-pound weights in order to add some resistance to her moves. After starting with a breathing warm-up, the model then leads followers through a series of exercises that include half-circle arm pulses, an upper chest pulse, a hand-to-ceiling lift, a front-to-back arm extension, triceps extensions, weighted circular arm pulses, side-to-side arm extenders, and a weighted arm stretch.
Some of these exercises can be a bit difficult to explain, so we recommend watching the video above and following along. And, as always, make sure to consult a doctor before beginning any exercise program.