get fit with britt // triceps

Welcome back to Get Fit with Britt! I'm going to be posting some demos of my fave exercises taught at Pure Barre Williamsburg, with the help of their awesome instructors. Pure Barre is a fast, effective, and most importantly, safe way to change your body, and follows a technique that's high-intensity, but low impact to protect your joints! Thanks to Pure Barre, I have been able to build long, lean (not bulky!) muscles while tapering everything in & lifting it up! For this series, we will pick a particular move, explain the focus area and correct form, then demonstrate it so you can practice at home! That way, if/when you come to the studio yourself, you'll be rocking the moves & way ahead of the game ;) These exercises are also a great way to get fit at home or on-the-go! I find myself regularly using Pure Barre exercises during my hotel room workouts. Additionally, you can get all the outfits I'm wearing at the Pure Barre Williamsburg studio, so definitely go by if you're looking for some fun, new workout gear! Come & join me, get that healthy & strong body you've always wanted- come Get Fit with Britt!

Today's exercise focuses on the back of your arms, specifically the triceps. Now that it's getting warmer out, I tend to wear more tanks & sleeveless tops, so I definitely like to make sure my arms are nicely toned. It's all about muscle definition, and this tricep workout defines in all the right places! Make sure to keep your arms as stick-straight as possible, even though it's easy to let them bend a bit once you start to get tired. I use lighter 2 lb weights, but feel free to use 3 or 5 lb. weights (or no weights!) if you prefer. It's preferable to have proper form with lighter weight than bent arms with heavier weight. You'll get better results this way!

*I am not a trainer or health professional, so please consult one if you feel you're doing something wrong or could potentially injure yourself.